Why read a poem? It can tell the truth slant with “superb surprise” and dazzle us, gradually or with swift and sudden force, into insight and action.
An Evening with Billy Collins
Poet Billy Collins read from his new volume, “Aimless Love, ” in St. Louis County, Missouri on Nov. 1; more than 800 people came for an intimate evening.
This Week’s Top Ten Poetic Picks
San Francisco in toothpicks, getting Beowulf wrong, everything Emily Dickinson ever wrote on. It’s this week’s Top 10 Poetic Picks.
Poets and Poems: Billy Collins and “Aimless Love”
For Poets and Poems this week, we feature Poet Billy Collins’ new collection, Aimless Love–a welcome addition to his body of work.
Top Ten Poetry Videos
Poetry by its very nature is visual, its words alone enough to conjure vivid, lifelike images. Even so, we’ve rounded up ten great poetry videos.
Poetry Video: The Country, Billy Collins
A witty poetry video featuring, well, a mouse. An entertaining animated poem, from Billy Collins.