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Flor de Cacto [electronic resource]: Para Empezar. ?Que Es la Poesia?

Instituto Latinoamericano de
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
What are the characteristics of poetry that differentiate it from all other kinds of writing? This program answers that question through stimulating discussions about the content and formal elements of poetry with three of Mexico's leading contemporary poets-Elisa Ramirez, Vicente Quirarte, and David Huerta. Lively computer graphics and images complement the discussion and recital of poetry.
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Run Time
30 min.
In Spanish
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 06, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Para empezar. ?que es la poesia?
Flor de Cacto: Poesia y Poetas de Mexico
Flor de cacto
  • What is Poetry? Poets and Poetry in Mexico (3:02)
  • Reading and Writing Poetry Requires a Love of Words (4:15)
  • Reading and Writing Poetry Is Playing (2:32)
  • Writing Poetry Requires Reading Poetry (3:20)
  • Poetry Needs Sound and Form (4:26)
  • Poetry Explores What It Is to Be Human (3:23)
  • What is poetry? A Good Poem Is the Height of Literature (3:26)
  • How can poetry be taught? --How to read it, to enjoy it, or to write it? (4:26)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2000.
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  • 30136s Films Media Group
  • 30137 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (30 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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