@checkervest I know he was poet laureate at one point, and he has a very conversational tone, which increasingly is what I find I appreciate most in a poet

@derek my mother is a hardcore Billy Collins fan and if you bring him up with her she will immediately start furiously defending him against anything negative anyone has ever said about him, my mother will not stand for any slight against him

I think this is my favorite one by him
wenaus.org/poetry/country-coll

@checkervest That's a great one! He gave a TED Talk a few years back and this poem was animated. youtu.be/ddw1_3ZVjTE?t=566

@derek ahhh i got so into billy collins in college, my gf at the time was a huge fan and got me into him. i haven't thought about him in a while, thanks for posting this

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