James Franco gives poetry reading in Chicago

February 19, 2014 8:41:15 PM PST
James Franco is a man of many talents, including actor and director. And as his Chicago fans heard Wednesday night, he's also a poet.

He read from his upcoming collection titled "Directing Herbert White."

Those who know his movies may remember that Franco directed a film called "Herbert White", based on a poem by the same name.

The author joined Franco for an evening of poetry and film hosted by the Poetry Foundation and the Chicago Humanities Festival.