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21:44

Celebrating Poetry Month: Describing Ordinary Feelings.

Poet Billy Collins. His books include "Picnic, Lightning" (Univ of Pittsburgh), "The Art of Drowning" (Univ of Pittsburgh Press), and "Questions about Angels" (William Morrow & Co.), which was selected as a winner of the National Poetry Series Competition in 1990. John Updike says of Collins' poetry, "Billy Collins writes lovely poems. . .

21:18

From the Archives: Describing Ordinary Feelings.

Poet Billy Collins. His 1991 collection, "Questions about Angels" will be re-issued next month by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Collins' poetry has appeared in anthologies, textbooks, and a variety of periodicals, including Poetry, American Poetry Review, American Scholar, Harper's, Paris Review, and The New Yorker. He is professor of English at Lehman College, CUNY, and a visiting writer at Sarah Lawrence College. Originally aired 4/7/98.

44:25

Describing Ordinary Feelings.

Poet Billy Collins. His newest book "Picnic, Lightning" (Univ of Pittsburgh) is his sixth collection. His other books include, "The Art of Drowning," (Univ of Pittsburgh Press), and "Questions about Angels" (William Morrow & Co.,1991), which was selected as a winner of the National Poetry Series Competition in 1990. John Updike says of Collins' poetry, "Billy Collins writes lovely poems. . .

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