Poetry reciting man taking the stage for birthday

Published 1:54 pm Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Johnny Callahan, who is known for his poetry reciting abilities, is giving a special community presentation at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 at Crane Chapel Church.

Known as “the poetry man,” Callahan has spent the last couple of decades reciting Christian spiritual poetry at nursing homes and churches.

His Sunday reading will be done in celebration of his 83rd birthday.

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Crane Chapel is located at 1111 Ninth St. NE, Austin.

For a profile story on Callahan and his fascination with poetry, see Sunday’s edition of Neighbors in the Austin Daily Herald.