Heart of a Poet

Heart of a Poet is a documentary television series in 26 verses (seasons I&II), with each episode profiling the life, inspiration and performances of a working Canadian poet.

With each episode, the series throws a spotlight on an individual poet, from established award-winners including,George Elliott Clarke, Christian Bök, and bill bissett to new literary stars, Shane Koyczan and Karen Solie.

Heart of a Poet introduces the featured artists and their writing through spontaneous recitations in and around their communities, interviews, and the many experiences both large and small that fill their days and help shape their poems. It’s a hip show that takes viewers inside the poetry community, in all its various forms, alternate incarnations and unfettered diversity.


Season I & II – 24X30
Worldwide – Makin’ Movies Inc. / Symmetree
A Makin’ Movies/Symmetree media Production
Executive Producer – Maureen Judge
Producers – Maureen Judge and Tina Hahn
Original Broadcaster: BookTelevision / Bravo!(Canada) / ACCESS / clt

Distribution Info:
Television:  makin' movies
Canadian Educational: McIntyre Media/