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Billy Collins live : a performance at the Peter Norton Symphony Space / Billy Collins.

Collins, Billy. (Author). Books on Tape, Inc. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781415947005 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1415947007 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2007.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 1:14:40.
Participant or Performer Note:
Performed by the author.
Summary, etc.:
Bonus feature: Includes a 5-minute live introduction by actor Bill Murray. A hugely entertaining evening of poetry with the former U.S. Poet Laureate. 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.
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Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 17882 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Poetry, Modern > 20th century.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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