I’ve long been intrigued by the possibility of links between poetry and film. There aren’t many – there are films about poets and films that feel like poetry, but besides Billy Collins’ Action Poetry, I don’t know of a lot that actually draw their primary material from a poem. (Do you? I’d like to hear about it in the comments.)
That said: Poet Aaron Belz is one of my favorites, whimsical and thoughtful and often very poignant, and indie director Christopher J. Boghosian has used his poem “To Dream Only As Bunnies” as the inspiration for the first of seven short films (which he’s shooting in seven weeks), titled Deimos. It’s worth watching.