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Billy Collins Live: A Performance at the Peter Norton Symphony Space

by Billy Collins

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Possibly the best reading I've encountered yet. The word "delight" is overused, but this truly delighted me. It's a real treasure and I strongly encourage people to try it out, especially if you don't typically enjoy poetry or poetry readings. You will be pleasantly surprised. ( )
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If you love Billy Collins, this is a must hear. And if you don't know Billy Collins, this is a must hear. Sophisticated poetry with humor.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0739320114, Audio CD)

In this exclusive audio publishing event, Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate, shares an evening of his poetry in a benefit reading for WNYC, New York Public Radio. Often compared to Robert Frost, his poetry has been embraced by people of all ages and backgrounds, and his readings are most often standing room only.

Performed by the author at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City, Billy Collins reads 24 of his poems, including "Dharma" --a spiritual yet humbling ode to man's best friend, "The Lanyard--an amusing recollection about the popular, if not pointless, summer camp pastime, and "Consolation" --a tongue-in-cheek reflection of a cancelled European trip, and the benefits of staying home instead. In addition to the poetry readings, Collins also spends some time in a brief question and answer session where he reflects on what makes good poetry, his own process of reaching his audiences as a poet, the success of his Poetry 180 programs in schools nationwide, and an amusing sidebar on his memories growing up as an only child. At times pensive and sardonic, amusing and subtly sarcastic, Billy Collins Live celebrates both the simple and the complex in a language that appeals to all.

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Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate, shares 24 of his poems and also spends some time in question and answer session where he reflects on what makes good poetry, his own process of reaching his audience as a poet, the success of his Poetry 180 programs in schools nationwide, and an amusing sidebar on his memories of growing up as an only child.… (more)

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