In Love and Anger: Milton Acorn - Poet

In Love and Anger: Milton Acorn - Poet

| 53 min

This feature documentary profiles poet Milton Acorn, who left his home in Prince Edward Island in the late 1940s to earn his living as an itinerant carpenter, and wound up in Toronto as one of Canada's most highly regarded poets and one of its most outrageous literary figures. Dubbed "The People's Poet" by fellow poets, he won the Governor General's Literary Award in 1975. Burned out by personal crises, Acorn moved back to Charlottetown in 1981. This film, directed by a P.E.I. filmmaker, brings out Acorn's wit, love of nature, unorthodox political views, and sometimes infuriating personal contradictions.

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  • director
    Kent Martin
  • producer
    Kent Martin
  • editing
    Kent Martin
  • executive producer
    Barry Cowling
  • cinematography
    Kent Nason
  • sound
    Arthur McKay
  • sound editing
    Les Halman
    Arthur McKay
    Sean Whalen
  • music
    Steve Tittle

  • Zako

    A very beautiful film. It should be an inspiration and support for all real poets.

    Zako, 30 Apr 2016