Last night we featured “Killing Mark” by Richard Blanco for our Thursday Love Poem, and included a short video clip of him reading the poem somewhere. The video description wasn’t helpful with that information, so if you know please pass that on!
I also mentioned that our local Poetry Under the Paintings crew went to Penn State to listen to him read in October, and it was well worth the hour drive. This video is on the long side, but it appears to be the entire presentation that I found up on Penn State’s official pages. I remember them recording that night, but I had no idea you’d be able to hear my laughter in the audience. Oh my.
If you haven’t heard a presentation by the 20012 Inaugural Poet, you are in for a treat. As I said I was particularly impressed with his warmth and genuine interest in my son and his writing at the end of of that program. It was a very good evening.