To all you poets out there who were looking forward to old age merely so that you could grow a beard, run around naked, strewing butterflies and writing erotic love letters to Abraham Lincoln, look the death of your dreams in it's cold dead face:
Darrel Blaine Ford is a Walt Whitman impersonator of great renown, posing here with the inimitable, somewhat uncomfortable-looking Billy Collins. If you're getting married, having a birthday, or just planning to go bathe with some other young men and need a 28th...don't look for him under your bootsoles, he has an e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
But just in case you thought this was indicative of a larger trend that you've been missing out on, you're right.
The greats have returned to the 21st Century and are available for one-on-one conversations, including: Galileo, Mother Goose, Amelia Earhart, Sojourner Truth (!!NEW!!), Abraham Lincoln, and much more.