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Blockbuster Movie Poems

Poems about the good guys, the villains, and the in-betweens.
Movie popcorn

There are movies with big budgets and big explosions, ones with great special effects and even greater expectations. They feature spies, superheroes, zombies, and aliens. We’ve had over 100 years of blockbusters—from Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916) to Avatar (2009) and The Avengers (2012). There have been countless trailers and endless merchandise related to these movies, but what about poems? The following poems interact with the world of blockbuster film to infuse them with the poetic imagination. To borrow the opening line of Kate Northrop’s poem “The Film,” “Come, let’s go in.”

SUPERHEROES
SCI-FI
SPIES
MONSTERS! ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!