Below is the original post made at Bud Bloom poetry, when it was possible to link to Billy Collins’ evening at UC Santa Barbara on September 15, 2003. In its stead, click on his picture to go to the Online Newshour show of Elizabeth Farnsworth’s December 10, 2001 interview of Billy Collins, in which he discusses poetry and reads two of them, “Introduction to Poetry” and “Design“.
Also, click on this photo collage to go to a site of Billy Collins action poetry, where you will find his poetry readings set to animation.
And you can click on the photo of his book “The Best Cigarette” to download it for free in its entirety.
Original post below.
[Now-unavailable video was here.]
UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures
United States Poet Laureate, 2001-2003
“U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins delights a UCSB audience with his poetry which he sees as a ‘form of travel writing’ with humor as ‘a door into the serious.’ It is a door that many thousands of readers have opened with amazement and delight.”