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 Post subject: A Poet Friend Went Viral
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:28 pm 
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And I thought I'd share :)

At our KABAM! (book festival) at the start of this month we had some awesome folks as our featured authors and poets. One in particular, really nice guy, named Jesse Parent, seems to have gone viral these last few days. His poem, "To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter" popped up on Upworthy yesterday. Then this morning, I saw this article on the Huffington Post. You guys should watch the video. He's a spectacular performer (also a stand-up comedian).

Then, if you have time, watch these:

Six poems by Jesse.

Three poems.

One last poem.

My personal favorites are "Coulrophobia" which is the first of the "three" set and "Hooked Cross" which is the one by itself.

Apologies for the camera quality, these were the first videos I've ever taken on this phone and the first time I ever put anything onto YouTube...

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 Post subject: Re: A Poet Friend Went Viral
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:54 pm 
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Not sure why he is getting flack for some of the things he was saying.

It seemed fairly obvious from where I sit that he was being facetious.

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 Post subject: Re: A Poet Friend Went Viral
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:18 pm 
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Isn't that ridiculous? Some people just want to be offended, I guess. (But thankfully they seem to be a minority in this case.)

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 Post subject: Re: A Poet Friend Went Viral
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:01 pm 
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Really good poem on dating his daughter. I enjoyed the video very much and shared it on facebook.


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