Billy Collins: Everyday moments, caught in time


Billy Collins is one of my favorite poets. As it says in his bio, he has a dry wit that just resonates with me. In this TED talk we see some of his amazing poems turned into animated films that capture the essence of his words.

Combining dry wit with artistic depth, Billy Collins shares a project in which several of his poems were turned into delightful animated films in a collaboration with Sundance Channel. Five of them are included in this wonderfully entertaining and moving talk — and don’t miss the hilarious final poem!

A two-term U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins captures readers with his understated wit, profound insight — and a sense of being “hospitable.


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