Unless you’re a student of poetry, you’re likely most familiar with Emily Dickinson from high-school English class — and maybe you think of her as a little on the dreary side. The great British filmmaker Terence Davies — most recently director of The Deep Blue Sea, with Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston, and Sunset Song — would like to change that, with the extremely qualified help of Cynthia Nixon, whose stunning performance in 2015’s James White is still fresh. Nixon’s Dickinson is a full-blooded, well-rounded character, far from the stereotype of isolation that tends to dog the poet. As proof, check out — on World Poetry Day, no less! — this exclusive clip from Davies’s A Quiet Passion, which will be released by Music Box Films in New York on April 14, as well as the debut of the U.S. trailer, below.