Hollywood funnyman and “Saturday Night Live” veteran Bill Murray joined Poet House’s 12th annual “Poetry Walk” across the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday.
The 57-year-old star of comic classics like “Groundhog Day” and “Stripes” was dressed a little more casually than the literati around him, and Murray kept a low profile. No one even grubbed for his autograph.
Maybe poetry fans were used to him. Murray has attended the event eight or nine times, he said. And perhaps the verse-lovers were more star-struck by poets Major Jackson and Galway Kinnell, who read Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” once the crowd made it to the Brooklyn side of the Great Bridge.
Murray said he didn’t attend for a photo-op or to talk about any upcoming projects. Turns out, he’s just a poetry lover.
So he’s got that going for him, which is nice.