Friday, September 4, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

down on your hands and knees with language

Last Spring I had the privilege of hearing Billy Collins read from his work and ever since I've been a huge fan. In a radio interview, the former U.S. Poet Laureate talked about his art, and described the fun of writing: "The real thrill is composition," Collins said. "To be kind of down on your hands and knees with the language at really close range in the midst of a poem that is carrying you in some direction that you can't foresee... It's that sense of ongoing discovery that makes composition really thrilling and that's the pleasure and that's why I write." Here's a clip to give you a taste of his poetic brilliance and how funny he is and his totally dead pan delivery... (incase you weren't already familiar with him):

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