Author(s): N.H. Kleinbaum
Todd Anderson and his friends at Welton Academy can hardly believe how their lives have changed since their new English professor, the flamboyant John Keating, has challenged them: "Make your lives extraordinary!" Inspired by Keating, the boys resurrect the Dead Poets Society - a secret club where, free from the constraints and expectations of school, parents and the world, they let their passions run wild. As Keating turns the boys on to the power of words, they begin to discover not only the beauty of language, but, also the importance of making each moment count. Until the fragile universe he has built for them begins, gradually, to implode...
N.H. Kleinbaum, a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, is a former newspaper reporter and editor. She lives in Mt. Kisco, New York.