In Love and Anger: Milton Acorn - Poet

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.

Credits

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