The 24 Most Amazing YouTube Videos of 1955 (or Any Year)

Charles Simic · 12/19/13 11:55AM

On Tuesday, former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic wrote on the New York Review of Books' web site about the pleasures of reliving his youthful experiences through the music and movies he could find on YouTube. When Gawker editor John Cook wrote to compliment him on the piece, Simic responded with the email reproduced (with YouTube links added) below. It is published with Simic's permission.