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  1. Committing Poetry in Time of War (2006)

    Director
    Eric Sorotkin
    Subject
    Literature; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 111 minutes), £15.99

    This documentary tells the story of teacher Bill Nevins who was fired from his job as a high school teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico, when he encouraged his students to write poetry protesting against the...

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  2. Studying Blake’s Songs (2005)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL), £9.95

    A CD-ROM and book package providing a route through William Blake’s ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’, focusing on key poems and drawing connections across the collection. CD ROM for interactive...

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  3. Pioneers in Art and Science: Art, Poetry and Particle Physics (2005)

    Subject
    Arts and Humanities; Literature; Physics
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 119 minutes), £14.99

    John Berger travels to the world’s biggest particle physics laboratory at CERN in Geneva to confront physicists with poetry. The film charts an extraordinary and wide-ranging series of discussions and...

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  4. Carrying the Elephant/This is Not My Nose (2005)

    Subject
    English language and literature; Psychology; Sociology
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD), £12.99

    A double-CD collection of prose-poems written and read by Michael Rosen.'Carrying the Elephant’ and ‘This is Not my Nose’ are both autobiographical in nature. The first of these extended sequences of...

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  5. W.B. Yeats (2004 Video)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 30 minutes), £13.74

    A programme about W.B Yeats from the ‘Famous Authors’ series of documentary biographies. Using film, archive documents, portraits, music and commentary, the programme presents not only a factual outline...

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  6. Emily Dickinson (2004)

    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    DVD (Region 2 PAL, 30 minutes), £13.74

    By any standards a remarkable poet, the fact that she lived in an age when poets were supposed to be men and any ideas contrary to the norm were outrages in the eyes of society, Emily Dickinson’s work is...

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  7. Lake Poets, The: William Wordsworth (2004)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 60 minutes), £14.99

    The term ‘Lake poets’ was first used in the August 1817 ‘Edinburgh Review’ to describe William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey in a derogatory manner. History now regards the...

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  8. Mon Frère Jacques Par Pierre Prévert (2004)

    Director
    Pierre Prévert
    Subject
    French studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 386 minutes), 35 Euros

    Portrait of French poet and screenwriter Jacques Prévert by his brother Pierre, featuring interviews with Marcel Duhamel, Raymond Bussières, Marcel Carné, Jean Gabin and Arletty, together with excerpts...

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  9. Wordsworth’s Spots of Time (2003)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL NTSC, 57 minutes), £29.99 (inclusive)

    William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was a key figure in the English Romantic movement. His ideas about language revolutionised modern definitions of poetry and his love of nature helped to shape the modern...

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  10. Visions in Verse: Dartmoor (2003)

    Subject
    English language and literature; Geography
    Distribution
    Sale, VHS (PAL, 35 minutes), £9.99

    A celebration of the heritage and landscape of Dartmoor through poetry, narration, music and cinematography. Fifteen newly commissioned poems from members of the public, filmed on the moor in the locations...

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