Joe Biden reads “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden

In honour of today’s inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States, here is a video put together by Jim Avis pairing my comics adaptation of Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” with a more-than-competent reading by ol’ Joe himself. Say what you will about Biden, it is impossible to even imagine his predecessor reading this or any poem with even an ounce of human feeling. This difference in itself seems like grounds for optimism at a time when we will all take what we can get of it.

The original comics adaptation, along with 23 others, can be found in my new book, Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (Plough Publishing, 2020).

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2 Responses to Joe Biden reads “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden

  1. thebookgator says:

    Love it! A timely share.

    Like

  2. Raving Slut says:

    A proper grown up Man at last in the White House. A poet in his Soul.

    On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 3:02 PM julian peters comics wrote:

    > julian peters comics posted: “In honour of today’s inauguration of Joe > Biden as the 46th President of the United States, here is a video put > together by Jim Avis pairing my comics adaptation of Robert Hayden’s poem > “Those Winter Sundays” with a more-than-competent reading by ol’ Joe h” >

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