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Published on Mar 10, 2014
James Franco: actor, scholar, performance artist, novelist, director—and yes—poet! Second City no more, Mr. Franco debuts his latest poetry collection, "Directing Herbert White," right here in Chicago. Franco shares the stage: joining him are his hero, legendary poet Frank Bidart ("Metaphysical Dog"); and Poetry Foundation president Robert Polito. Grab a glimpse of our era's Renaissance man.
This program is presented in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.
This program was recorded on February 19, 2014 as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival's Winter 2014 season: http://chf.to/CHF2014Winter