After stumbling across Bono reading Bukowski online recently, I had a look around for other luminaries reciting classic poems on the net. And guess what I found?
Through the magic of technology, a host of greats have been resurrected to read to camera their celebrated works. Blake, Frost, Poe, Whitman, Dickinson - the list goes on. Not sure that technology has quite mastered the masters yet (Walt's crazy eyebrow appears to have a life of its own...) but it's a bit of a giggle to think that Mr Whitman might have delivered his bold and noble poem O Captain! My Captain! a little something like this: