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Poetry Friday: Colbert and Elizabeth Alexander


Inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander talks with Stephen Colbert about poetry. She gets in some wonderful explanations, even as he gets the laughs with such questions as: “What’s the difference between a metaphor and a lie?” Good stuff.

Poetry Friday round-up is hosted at Adventures in Daily Living. Hey, did I just submit the first video for Poetry Friday? I’m a maverick.

Edited to add: For some great weekend reading, don’t miss the January Carnival of Children’s Literature hosted at Under the Covers. Great timing. Now I have something to do at work today. I mean, on Saturday... on my own time.

8 comments:

Tricia said...

I am such a morning person that I'm rarely up to see his show. I am now rolling on the floor and so glad you posted this. Too, too funny!

Kelly Fineman said...

I subbed that video as part of last Friday's post, so I'm afraid that you aren't as rebellious as you could be. Although you stuck to your guns and ONLY subbed the video, so I remain willing to confer you maverick status.

Mitali Perkins said...

PAM! I love the new kidlitosphere site! Just tweeted and facebooked about it!

Kelly said...

This is such a great interview. Stephen Colbert is so entertaining! I watch his show occasionally while I'm on the treadmill!

Cloudscome said...

I've never seen his show before. This was really funny and Alexander rocked.

Mary Lee said...

I like Alexander and her poem even more now! THANKS!

Christine said...

Stephen Colbert gets some of the best guests from the literary world. He also gets a lot of children's lit. references in his jokes,Paddington Bear, Harry Potter, and The Lord of the Rings in particular. Thanks for sharing the clip!

taralazar said...

Hilarious video. Thanks for posting.

Goodness, I missed getting in on that carnival. I just started an entire month of author interviews, book reviews and giveaways on my blog: February is Love a KidLit Author Month!