Favorite Poem Project

The Favorite Poem Project one of greatest things to come out of the Poet Laureate system in this country. Robert Pinsky has shown that poetry is alive and well, and touches the hearts of people you would least expect.

Check out these videos of people talking about their favorite poems. Of note: Hillary Rodham Clinton reading a poem by Howard Nemerov. I’d also recommend checking out the young man from South Boston, who talks movingly about why he selected “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks.

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~ by realsupergirl on April 1, 2008.

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