[New-Poetry] the poet and the kid
tad at opus40.org
Thu Nov 11 12:29:31 EST 2010
OK, as the sentimental fool of this list, I love this story.
On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 11:22 AM, <jforjames at aol.com> wrote:
> If you Google former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins and his poem
> "Litany," you'll see two YouTube videos: one of Collins reading the poem and
> another of Samuel Chelpka reciting it by heart. With more than 320,000 hits,
> Samuel's is by far the more popular.
> Samuel was 3 when he recited the poem and became a YouTube sensation.
> Collins was one of the people who saw the video, and over the weekend, he
> met the precocious performer at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
> No one knew quite what to expect when the center invited Collins to meet
> the now-4-year-old boy and his parents...
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