Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Precocious Poet

Remember this darling video that spread the web a couple of months ago?

This week, Samuel's mom posted on Facebook that he was going to get to meet Billy Collins at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

NPR did a great interview with Billy, his parents, and (now) 4-year-old Samuel that I thought would be fun to share.

(photo by Annie Guthrie/University of Arizona Poetry Center)

I can't get over these sweet pictures of Billy reading books to Samuel during their visit.

(photo by Suzannah, Billy's fiancee)

What a neat opportunity for a 4-year-old with his hero--a poet!

I hope our future children inherit E's love of learning and appreciate literature as much as Samuel does!


beka said...

That is adorable!

Suzannah said...

Actually, I took that bottom photo of Samuel and Billy and shared it with Samuel's wonderful mother. I'm Billy's fianceƩ and was so delighted and honored to be there and see Samuel live and in person. He stole our hearts! I have to say that Christopher and Della are doing a remarkable job parenting their children, and as exceptionally talented as Samuel is, they are a huge part of all of this wonderfulness going on. I can't wait to see what happens when Samuel learns to read! What a road he has ahead of him. (Not just anyone can make Billy break down in tears on National Public Radio!)

Suzannah said...

I guess one thing that will happen when Samuel learns to read is that Della will have more time in her day. His appetite for words is tremendous!

Katie said...

Suzannah--Thanks for letting me know! I have you properly credited now.

Thank you also for stopping by and commenting.
Samuel is a pretty special kid!

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