James Franco Wrote a Poem for Barack Obama

Actor recites “Obama in Asheville,” video goes viral

By Elena Gorgan on January 22nd, 2013 12:07 GMT

Fans of actor James Franco may also know of his literary aspirations: he’s already published a book of poems and one of short stories, and is now getting ready for a new release. So it only made sense to have him write a poem for the Obama Inauguration 2013 as well.

Check out the video below to hear him recite it.

The poem was commissioned by the people at Yahoo!, so I assume Franco wrote specifically for the occasion.

It’s called “Obama in Asheville” and, if one is to believe what people are saying online about it, it’s a pile of pretentious gibberish, to put it delicately.

You don’t have to take them at their word though: below is a video of Franco reciting his own work, while the print version of the poem can be found here.

James Franco recites “Obama in Asheville,” the poem he wrote for the 2013 Inauguration
   James Franco recites “Obama in Asheville,” the poem he wrote for the 2013 Inauguration
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