Girls Who Read (video)

I’d like a girl who reads
Who needs the written word
& who uses the added vocabulary
She gleans from novels and poetry
To hold lively conversation
In a range of social situations
I want a girl who reads

It’s fairly obvious why we love this video from poet Mark Grist and director Guy Larsen, and we are far from alone; it has been viewed over two million times since it was posted less than a week ago.

Contains adult language

 

Mark Grist

About Mark Grist
Mark Grist is a poet and educational consultant from Peterborough in the United Kingdom. He became Poet Laureate of Peterborough in 2008, Chief Bard of the Fens in 2009 and Edinburgh Fringe Slam Champion in 2010. He has recently been on two national tours and whilst also completing an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmith’s University in London. He received worldwide attention in 2012 when his Don’t Flop Rap Battle against MC Blizzard became an internet sensation.


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  1. F. Armstrong Green
    26 November 2013 / 2:38 am

    Crassly put but I must admit: I’ve thought of placing a want ad similar.

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