Saturday, March 21, 2015

Everyday moments, caught in time - Billy Collins, TED talk

This fifteen minute TED talk featuring a two-term U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, is well worth watching, even if you are not into poetry. Sundance Channel approached Billy Collins with the intention of creating a series of animated films based on his poems. He agreed to do this. Five of them are included within this TED talk, which are each wonderfully entertaining and moving, based on his poetic material.

His presentation in this TED talk is very well done as he approaches the content with dry wit, but yet with that artistic depth of a creative poet.

Billy Collins

William James "Billy" Collins is also a Distinguished Professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York and is the Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute, Florida. Collins was recognized as a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library (1992) and selected as the New York State Poet for 2004 through 2006. He is currently a teacher in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton.


Direct Link

You can find Billy Collin's Random House(Publisher) home page here, http://billycollinspoetry.com/
He is also on Facebook here, https://www.facebook.com/BillyCollinsPoetry

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