Ellen Burstyn, Ann Curry and others read at poetry benefit
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Ellen Burstyn, Ann Curry and others read at poetry benefit

NEW YORK — Actors Ellen Burstyn and Josh Charles, dancer Savion Glover and former “Today” show correspondent Ann Curry all were poetry readers for a night.

“Poetry & the Creative Mind” is a benefit for the Academy of American Poets held each year at Lincoln Center, with people in a wide range of fields reading some of their favourite verse. Burstyn chose two poems by the late Mary Oliver, while Curry’s selections included Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise.” Others guest included the chef and restaurateur Daniel Rose, singer Stephen Merritt and Ireland’s ambassador to the United States, Daniel Mulhall, who worked in a subtle reference to President Donald Trump. Mulhall joked that each morning he likes to “fire off a good tweet.”

But in his case, he tweets a poem.

The Associated Press

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