by Billy Collins

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If you haven't read former poet laureate, Billy Collins, before, you're in for a  treat. If you've always been put off by poetry because it's so serious and unfathomable, I encourage you to give Collins a try. He's your "everyman poet." We're not talking about lengthy descriptions of Grecian pottery here, or epic poems in Old English about a hero and an unfortunate creature (Beowulf). These poems are knowable. As always, Collins has a great time poking fun at himself and the human condition. Many of his poems will make you laugh out loud. Try listening to the audio versions where Collins reads his own work. His voice lends much to his words and the humor really comes through.

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