Bill Murray Reads Poetry at a Construction Site: Emily Dickinson, Billy Collins & More

in Film, Literature, Poetry, Television | May 4th, 2010

Another great New York City moment. In the spring of 2009, construction workers building the new home for Poets House were treated to a short poetry reading by the actor Bill Murray. We initially encounter Murray (at the 59 second mark) reading lines from Billy Collins’ Another Reason I Don’t Keep a Gun in the House. Next up? Lorine Niedecker’s very pithy poem, Poets Work, and then, of course, a little Emily Dickinson.

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  1. Rose says . . .
    April 12, 2012 / 10:43 am

    Very touching and sweet…Thank you!

  2. Maria says . . .
    June 22, 2012 / 11:54 pm

    Every bit moving poetry! Thank you!

  3. Sali says . . .
    August 21, 2012 / 8:57 am

    poetry, construction and possibility – a winning combination.

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