Arts, Culture & Media

Bill Murray, poetry champion

Every year an organization call "Poets House" organizes a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, partly to raise money, partly to raise awareness. Every good cause needs some celebrity support, and poetry is no different. Bill Murray joined hundreds of people at an event for the Poets House, in New York. He’s a frustrated poet himself, as Studio 360’s Eric Molinsky found out.
 
 
Web extra: listen to Bill Murray read poetry by Thomas Lux, Martín Espada, and Galway Kinnell:
 
 

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