Robert Service in Nome

Last night at the Convention Center,  Iditarod Headquarters for this week in Nome, we were all treated to the dramatic recitations of Robert Service’s amazing poems by Richard Beneville.  English and History teachers, this one is especially for you.  The subject of his poetry is the magic of the Yukon and the crazy antics of those who searched for gold during the rush.

Richard brings Robert Service alive.  He started with “The Song of the Yukon” and finished with “The Cremation of Sam McGee.”  Richard was a working Broadway actor at one time, and the way he brings life on the Yukon alive makes you begin to long for it yourself.

I loved the trail on the Yukon and long to go back.