Educator Resources for Pablo Neruda

Get to know Pablo Neruda, one of the 20th century’s most celebrated poets! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby describe the poet’s life, beginning with his early years as an aspiring writer in a small Chilean town. You’ll learn why Neruda changed his name and how he got his start as a poet. Starting with his earliest publications, Tim will explain why Neruda was such a fresh, original voice in the world of poetry. You’ll get an overview of his major works, including “Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair,” a collection of poems describing a lost love; “Residence on Earth,” a book of surrealist poetry inspired by Neruda’s travels in Southeast Asia; and Canto General, the ambitious,15-part poem cycle that tells the history of Latin America. Through it all, Tim will explain how events in Neruda’s life, from the personal to the political, informed his work.