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National Poetry Month Spotlight: Poetry in Today’s Culture

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In honor of National Poetry Month, I’d like to share some of the things in contemporary culture that have been influenced by poetry:

Book: The Outsiders

The coming-of-age novel features Robert Frost’s poem Nothing Gold Can Stay, which is used as a part of the story’s theme.

Movie: Poetic Justice

The film features the poetry of Maya Angelou . In this scene, Janet Jackson’s character Justice is reciting the poems “Alone” and “Phenomenal Woman“.

Song: Song of Myself by Nightwish

This song was inspired by Walt Whitman‘s poem of the same name.

Written by Serena Zola

April 14, 2012 at 8:38 PM

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  2. Nice shout out to National Poetry Month. You made me realize that I really need to re-read The Outsiders. I was so young when I read that book (meaning I read it in high school) and I didn’t get it at all.

    Katarina Karenina

    April 15, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    • Thanks, The Outsiders is what inspired me to become a teen ficiton author in the first place, so you could say it is my favorite teen fiction book of all time 😀 Happy re-reading!


      April 15, 2012 at 5:27 PM

  3. Nice choices

    Terisa Nelson

    April 14, 2012 at 11:31 PM

  4. Ah, yes, nice. I always liked how Dead Poets Society used “O Captain, My Captain,” by Walt Whitman.


    April 14, 2012 at 9:13 PM

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