Emily Dickinson emerges as a young woman & poet who loves best friend Sue & struggles against her mother who wants her to marry & her father who is against her poems being published.
Paterson is the name of the NJ city & its bus-driver poet, who transforms ordinary objects & conversations, into poems that he shares only with his wife.
Set in the early 1940s, this is the story of how Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William S Burroughs met at Columbia Un. and began what was to become The Beat Generation. It is also the tale of a murder that implicated them all.
An unusual teacher inspires his male students to think for themselves &relish poetry. Running afoul of superiors, he is fired but leaves an impression.