Hayden's Ferry Review


Bill Murray Waxes Poetic

On June 9, New York-based Poet's House hosted the Thirteenth Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge. Their website explains the event: "This unforgettable literary pilgrimage over the bridge that inspired Hart Crane, Walt Whitman, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Marianne Moore and generations of poets begins in the park near One Centre Street and stops en route for poetry readings by Martín Espada, Thomas Lux and Marilyn Nelson under Roebling's famous arches. Upon arrival in Brooklyn, Pulitzer-prize winning poet Galway Kinnell recites Whitman's immortal "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" as the sun sets over the waterfront. This year's celebration will culminate in a festive dinner at Bubby's Brooklyn, where actor Bill Murray will treat Poets House supporters to a selection of his favorite verses."

This week, public radio's Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen features a story on the event (scroll down a little bit), along with a recording of frustrated poet and famous actor Bill Murray reading his favorite poems.
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