Monday, 30 June 2008

Poet of the Month (what's his name?)

Recently I found Forgetfulness by Billy Collins on YouTube (you'll need speakers, or you can read it here), and there are several other poems in animated versions (you'll need Quick Time).

Collins is former US & New York State Poet Laureate, one of the best-selling poets over there and increasingly popular over here. I can read his books cover to cover, and usually laugh out loud. 'The Trouble With Poetry' is his latest.

1 comment:

Christine B said...

Thanks for introducing me to Billy Collins writing. I have now obtain a couple of his books from the library. Wonderful! And the animations with that delicious voice over reading the poems are wonderful.