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published: April 2014
ISBN:9781550718973
publisher: Guernica Editions

I Found It at the Movies

An Anthology of Film Poems

edited by Ruth Roach Pierson, by Margaret Atwood

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publisher: Guernica Editions
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Although poetry is one of the oldest art forms and cinema one of the youngest, a symbiosis exists between the two - an interchange of metaphor, rhythm, point-of-view. No surprise, then, that so many contemporary poets write about film and the magnitude of its effect on modern life. Featuring work by some of the most acclaimed poets writing in Canada today (and three from the USA), I Found It at the Movies includes poems inspired by the full range of cinematic history - from silent films to blockbusters, from neo-realism to cartoon, from Fred Astaire to vampires, and from all around the world. Entering this collection is an experience as beguiling as a trip to the movies itself. Among the poets included: Margaret Atwood, Don McKay, Michael Ondaatje, Steven Heighton, David W. McFadden, Karen Solie, Marilyn Bowering, Julie Bruck, Stephanie Bolster and Ken Babstock.

About the Authors
Ruth Roach Pierson has published five previous poetry collections including Aide-Mémoire (BuschekBooks, 2007), which was a finalist for the 2008 Governor General's Award in Poetry. She also edited an anthology of film poems entitled I Found It at the Movies (Guernica Editions, 2014). She lives in Toronto.
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MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. Her latest novel, The Testaments, is the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series. Her other works of fiction include Cat’s Eye, finalist for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The MaddAddam Trilogy; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. She lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.

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Contributor Notes

Editor and poet Ruth Roach Pierson is the author of Where No Window Was, GG finalist Aide-Mmoire, and CONTRARY. She has attended The Toronto Film Festival since 1980, with 33 films in 10 days her personal best.

Editorial Review

We go to the movies in search of a certain practical poetry, the kind that enlarges our perspective of the world or simply entertains us. It's often assumed that we are empty vessels into which the art flows. And yet Ruth Roach Pierson's fine anthology of film poems, I Found It at the Movies, proves that the process magnificently works in both directions. The writers here emote eloquently about the movies, from Apocalypse Now to The Wizard of Oz, and all aspects of the cinematic form. There is passion in this poetry, projected at 24 frames per second upon the mind's eye, and I urge you to engage with it. - Peter Howell, Movie Critic, The Toronto Star

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