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Billy Collins Live - A Performance at the Peter Norton Symphony Space April 20, 2005-logo

Billy Collins Live - A Performance at the Peter Norton Symphony Space April 20, 2005

Billy Collins

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Length:

1h 15m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:52