Shaq on His ‘Poetry in America’ Debut: ‘I’ve Been Writing Rhymes All My Life’

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Basketball hall-of-famer, Shaq is featured in an episode of a new 12-part TV series entitled Poetry in America, hosted by Harvard English professor Elisa New.
In an interview with The Associated Press, he explained, “I’ve always been into poetry. I’ve been writing rhymes all my life.” Presented by WGBH in Boston and distributed by American Public Television, the show sees Shaq among other guests recite a number of poems and discuss poetry.
As he explained in his interview, “I was very astounded and very amazed.” “It’s fun that only later as you’re reading, you look back at that dedication. One line can change everything. It’s about friendship, it’s about caring, it’s about emotions. I had missed that.”
The show has featured a number of stars, most notably: Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Cynthia Nixon, and Nas.
Watch the Nas episode below:

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