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4.00724637681159 out of 54.00724637681159 out of 54.00724637681159 out of 54.00724637681159 out of 54.00724637681159 out of 5 4.01 (138 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Billy Collins Narrator: Billy Collins Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sari Lynn | 12/22/2013

    " Billy Collins makes poetry accessible even to those of us (like me) who think they don't enjoy or understand it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sally | 12/19/2013

    " Only 4 stars because it wasn't long enough. I live Billy Collins. He is an Everyman poet, speaks plainly and beautiful. I love the music of his words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sandi | 12/13/2013

    " It is a treat to hear Billy Collins recite his poetry. The introduction by Bill Murray is funny and smart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dave Gaston | 12/1/2013

    " Enjoyable. A nice break in the stream of novels. What my Dad might have called a "wry sense of humor." I'll search out and read more from him. "

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