“I have a master’s degree in poetry.”

March 20, 2014 | 1 book mentioned

Most actors don’t go on The Tonight Show to promote literature, but leave it to James Franco to be the first to brag about getting his poetry M.F.A. to Jimmy Fallon. He discussed his new book, Directing Herbert White, and his mentor Frank Bidart. For more on the Bidart/Franco friendship, check out our own Janet Potter’s recap of attending an event featuring the two writers.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.