Poetry Trivia Questions

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  • June 28

    Question:

    What punk-rock singer and guitarist of the 1970s band Television took his stage name from a French Symbolist poet?

    Answer ->

    Tom Verlaine took his name from Paul Verlaine.

  • June 27

    Question:

    What singer/songwriter famously wrote the verse "Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot fighting in the captain's tower"?

    Answer ->

    Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot are mentioned in Bob Dylan's song "Desolation Row."

  • June 26

    Question:

    What famous singer/songwriter, who is often claimed by poets as one of their own, wrote in the liner notes of one of his albums, "Anything I can sing, I call a song. Anything I can't sing, I call a poem"?

    Answer ->

    Bob Dylan

  • June 25

    Question:

    What W.B. Yeats poem provided the title for Joan Didion's book of essays Slouching Towards Bethlehem ?

    Answer ->

    "The Second Coming." ("And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, / Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?")

  • June 24

    Question:

    What passionate relationship between poets in late nineteenth century France is dramatized in the movie Total Eclipse ?

    Answer ->

    The love affair between Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud

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