Future Poet Laureate James Franco’s Ode to Obama

Screen Shot 2013-01-21 at 11.57.05 AMWriter, actor and perpetual grad student James Franco penned a poem specifically for the inauguration called “Obama in Asheville.” The poem, commissioned by patron-of-arts Yahoo! News, really sums up….well, something.

He references Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Claire Danes, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Cormac McCarthy, Christopher Hitchens, his friend Frank, Eleanor Coppola and, of course, the President. Someone get this guy (another) book deal, stat.

I met Obama once, in D.C., the Correspondents’ Dinner.
I was the guest of Vanity Fair, guided through D.C. by the wife
Of Christopher Hitchens, when he was alive. We went to Hitch’s place,
He had books from floor to ceiling, and said he had read

In what looks like a scene straight out of Girls, Mr. Franco recorded himself reading his rambling poem in a darkened room.

Video below:

Future Poet Laureate James Franco’s Ode to Obama