Uncategorized 18 Jun 2002 08:15 am

Billy Collins – Poet Laureate

Billy Collins, the Poet Laureate is great. The poetry starts about 4 minutes into the real player file. He starts with a great Pablo Neruda piece and then reads his own stuff. A lot of it is really funny. Great for a reflective moment before work.

On the 3rd clip, he talks about haiku, and how we probably unintentionally speak 17 syllables about something at least once or twice a day. He then gives an example of overheard, unintentional haiku. Two students were passing him on campus one day when he was getting ready to speak about haiku. He heard this:

When he found out he
was like “oh my god” and I
was like “oh my god”

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