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Hurt Hawks

When Robinson Jeffers -- a handsome, ambitious young poet -- falls for a married woman, he struggles to stay faithful to his calling -- and to her.

Set on the dramatic Big Sur coast, this film puts attractive young leads in beautiful settings.

For them, it’s a Notebook-style romance.

For us, it’s a great date movie with great poetry, like Dead Poets Society.

Much of this poetry only recently entered the public domain.

 
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Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) is widely regarded as California’s pre-eminent poet. His poetry spans narrative epics and lyrics often set on the dramatic Central Coast of California and is frequently cited for its influence on the modern environmental movement.


As a graduate student at the University of Southern California, Jeffers fell in love with Una Call Kuster, the wife of a powerful Los Angeles attorney. After a torrid affair, Una divorced Kuster and married Robinson in 1913. Together, they built a stone cottage and tower on the coast south of Carmel and raised two sons.