Joseph Bottum, former Books & Arts editor at the Weekly Standard and the new editor of First Things, sends us this note:
I put together a reading of children’s poetry at the American Enterprise Institute a couple weeks ago, and it is re-airing on Book TV/C-SPAN2 this weekend: on Saturday, February 19 at 4:00 pm. [Check local listings.]
Along the way, I read selections from a new manuscript of my children’s poems, and the friends I gathered read their favorite classic works by various authors.
My own view is that you haven’t really lived till you’ve seen Bill Kristol read “Goodnight, Moon” or Christopher Hitchens recite Kipling’s “If—” or Mary Eberstadt do Ogden Nash’s “Isabelle.” Anyway, the occasion is more or less my farewell to Washington, and I thought you might get a kick out it, if you get a chance to see it.