Friday, January 30, 2009

Colbert On Poetry

For last weeks Poetry Friday edition I posted Elizabeth Alexander's inaugural poem Praise Song for the Day. It got mixed reviews. You guys were much nicer in the comments than some of the stuff I've been reading around the web. "Poetry died on January 20, 2009" and "she sounded like the GPS in my car and about as interesting." Yikes! She made an appearance on The Colbert Report where she explained a little more about her poem and why it wasn't so robust.

And I think if Stephen Colbert had taught my Intro to Modern Poetry class in college, I wouldn't have fallen asleep in class so much!

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9 comments:

  1. Great clip! I try to watch him, he's hysterical. Hadn't seen this. Yes, he can really make life interesting.

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  2. Thanks for sharing the clip Ali............gotta love Colbert, I even got excited seeing the blog title...lol.

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  3. He is so funny, we love watching him. Have you all thawed out up there?

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  4. Stephen Colbert is hilarious. We don't have TV so thanks for sharing that dose of The Colbert Report

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  5. You have an assignment from me on my blog!

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  6. I sent you an award! Still loving your blog!

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  7. I saw this one! I try not to miss his show! I love it!

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  8. Great clip. I don't watch him regularly but he is a funny guy.

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