Wednesday, May 11, 2011

An Evening of Poetry at the White House (update with Video Links)

**Update: Follow the link to Harriet (the blog for Poetry Foundation)
for more on last night's festivities and video clips**




Tonight was a live streaming from the White House. Mrs. Obama hosted a poetry night and earlier in the day, hosted a poetry workshop.

The reading was live streaming from the White House. It was an excellent event that had all types of poetry, including musicians and performers. The show ended with Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers putting music (bluegrass) to an Auden poem. I think my favorite reading tonight was Billy Collins.


Here are a few screen shots I captured:

You Don't see this everyday





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