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“Shout out to Lord Byron”

April 3, 2009

Beverly Hills 90210 style.  In Tuesday’s episode, “Life’s a Drag,” Mr. Matthews assigns his students a poetry presentation.  To show her newfound love for love poetry, Silver chooses to make a video adaptation of Lord Byron’s She Walks In Beauty and rent out a theater to screen the film to her teacher and classmates.  Mr. Matthews cuts the viewing party short once footage of Silver and her boyfriend, Dixon (the principal’s son!) having sex airs…

Oh shit.

It’s finally time to flex our knowledge that happens in that venn diagram section where poetry loving meets our obsession with 90210:

During Season 2 episode “Anaconda” Dylan reads “One Hundred Years of Solitude”


In the Season 5 episode, “Sentenced to Life” Dylan reads “The Last Night of the Earth” on Andrea’s suggestion.  She calls Bukowski “the renegade poet of our times.”

D: There’s a bluebird in my heart.  He wants to get out, but I pour whiskey on him and inhale cigarette smoke.  All the whores and bartenders and grocery clerks … never know that he’s in there…think HIS friends ever tried to put him into rehab? (puts book down)
A: Well, if they didn’t, maybe they should have.
D: I don’t know.  You really think he could write that kind of stuff to get rid of all his demons?
A: Who knows?” (both sip coffee)
D: William Blake.  … Blake says the road to excess leads right to the gates of the Palace of Wisdom. (Knock at the door)


In season 7, Kelly’s new love interest gives her two books, to represent his “different sides.” The “Spoon River Anthology” by Edgar Lee Masters and Bukowski’s “Betting on the Muse”  SOQ vs. post-avant, on Bev?!!!!!  In the Mark’s definition SOQ would be “straight shooter” while “post-avant” would be “mad man.”  When Kelly says that she “used to date someone who loves Bukowski,” Mark wonders if it is Brandon.  Kelly says, “No, someone else.  But Brandon IS a Masters fan.”


Brandon reads  ee cummings’ “Somewhere I Have Never Travelled” to Kelly at their wedding.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 6, 2009 11:15 pm


  2. April 7, 2009 7:48 am


    kind of sad now….

  3. famouspoet permalink
    April 8, 2009 1:39 am

    we fucking bring the pain every time

  4. Billy Collinzzzz permalink
    April 15, 2009 9:07 pm

    lindsay lohan is one of my favorite practitioners of the modern lyric– go confessionalism!

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