Tag Archives: Poetry

A Quiet Passion (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The life and poetry of Emily Dickinson

While she is now regarded as one of the great American poets during the 19th century, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) did not get much recognition during her lifetime. Although she wrote nearly 1,800 poems, only a few of them were published … Continue reading

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The Poet and the Boy (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Poetry and sexual confusion

South Korean film “The Poet and the Boy” is a familiar story to the bone. Here is an artist struggling with his lack of inspiration, but then there comes an unexpected possibility of romance, and he is both confused and … Continue reading

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Paterson (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A bus driver poet in Paterson

Several days ago, I went to the Iksan campus of Chonbuk National University for meeting several colleagues of my previous workplace. After meeting them and then having a little chat with them, I waited outside for a bus to the … Continue reading

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DongJu: The Portrait of A Poet (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4): The short life of a Korean poet

Wishing not to have so much as a speck of shame toward heaven until the day I die, I suffered, even when the wind stirred the leaves. With my heart singing to the stars, I shall love all things that … Continue reading

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Leaves of Grass (2009) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Crime and Philosophy – and also Marijuana

 As far as I know, “a mixed bad” is a negative expression, but I think that is an appropriately positive one in case of “Leaves of Grass”(2009) for its seemingly disjointed combination of crime story and philosophy. The movie throws … Continue reading

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