Yid Vid: Pinsky, a Piano, and a Cheesy Plea

Some of you may know Robert Pinsky as one of the most successful Poet Laureates of the United States; some of you may know him as a ceaseless champion of poets and poetry (not least as the poetry editor at Slate); some of you may know him as a considerable poet in his own right. But few of you know him as a Casio keyboard crooner.

Sit through this JBooks.com fundraising set-up. It’s worth the 70-second wait to see Pinsky’s musical Spiel:

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The editor of JBooks.com, Ken Gordon, said the plea is meant to bring a little levity — not to mention some star power — to the “intrinsically unpleasant” nature of the fundraising appeal. Gordon told the Forward:

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