Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sketches from a Poetry Reading by Billy Collins

I had the wonderful opportunity to hear a poetry reading by esteemed poet Billy Collins at the National Writing Project Conference in Philadelphia. To be honest, his work was new to me -- and it had been years since I'd attempted to enjoy contemporary poetry -- but Collins' work is accessible, understandable and funny! While he read, I sketched him in my sketchbook. Later, I bought one of his books to have him sign and talked to him briefly -- one of the really great things that happened during this trip. I also gave him a copy of Eclectic Comics #3. He said that he loved comics. One more reason I have a new opinion of poets!

Below is a video of him reading one of his poems elsewhere.

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