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An Afternoon with Billy Collins and Friends

An Afternoon with Billy Collins and Friends

Collins, Billy • Altmann, Howard • Portillo, Jr., Ernesto • Carrell, Jennifer Lee • Fitzsimmons, David
Title: An Afternoon with Billy Collins and Friends
Reading Date: Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Celebrating 50 Years"-5336

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A film by Open Lens Productions

Welcome-5337

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by University of Arizona President Robert N. Shelton

"A Word about Poetry": Introductory Remarks-5338

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by Billy Collins

Remarks on Poetry-5339

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by David Fitzsimmons

"A Poem Written by a Bear"-5340

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Poem by Tao Lin, read by David Fitzsimmons.


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Lin, Tao. this emotion was a little e-book. Bear Parade online chapbook.

"Social Security"-5341

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Poem by Terence Winch, read by David Fitzsimmons.


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Winch, Terence. "Social Security." Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry. Ed. Billy Collins. New York: Random House, 2003.

"the laughing heart"-5342

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Poem by Charles Bukowski, read by David Fitzsimmons.


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Bukowski, Charles. Betting on the Muse: Poems and Stories. Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1996.

"Elegy"-5343

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Poem by Natasha Trethewey, read by Howard Altmann.


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Trethewey, Natasha. "Elegy." New England Review 2009-10: 6-7.

"The End and the Beginning"-5344

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Poem by Wislawa Szymborska, read by Howard Altmann.


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Szymborska, Wislawa. Poems New and Collected, 1957-1997. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1998.

"The Pruned Tree"-5345

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Poem by Howard Moss, read by Howard Altmann.


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Moss, Howard. Finding Them Lost and Other Poems. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1965.

from "Ulysses"-5346

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Poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, read by Jennifer Lee Carrell.


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Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Selected Poems. New York: Penguin, 2007. (Originally published in 1842.)

"Moon Folly"-5347

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Poem by Fanny Stearns Davis, read by Jennifer Lee Carrell.


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Davis, Fanny Stearns. Myself and I. New York: Macmillan, 1918.

"The Windhover"-5348

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Poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins, read by Jennifer Lee Carrell.


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Hopkins, Gerard Manley. The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. 4th ed. Eds. W. H. Gardner and N. H. MacKenzie. London: Oxford University Press, 1967. (Originally published in 1918.)

"El ángel ilegal/ The Illegal Angel"-5349

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Poem by Gamaliel Rabago, read by Ernesto Portillo, Jr.


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Rabago, Gamaliel. "El ángel ilegal/The Illegal Angel." A Decade of Young Corridistas. Trans. Wendy Burk. Tucson: The University of Arizona Poetry Center, 2010.

"A Chance Witnessing of the Morning Animal"-5350

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Poem by Alberto Álvaro Ríos, read by Ernesto Portillo, Jr.


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Ríos, Alberto Álvaro. The Theater of Night. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2005.

"In the Strong Hold of Her Thin Arms"-5351

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Poem by Alberto Álvaro Ríos, read by Ernesto Portillo, Jr.


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Ríos, Alberto Álvaro. The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2002.

Introduction to "Litany"-5352

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by Billy Collins

"Litany"-5353

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Poem by Billy Collins, read by Samuel Chelpka (as recorded on YouTube).


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Collins, Billy. Nine Horses. New York: Random House, 2002.

"Grave"-5354

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Collins, Billy. Horoscopes for the Dead. New York: Random House, 2011.

"Oh, My God!"-5355

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Collins, Billy. Ballistics. New York: Random House, 2008.

"The Death of the Hat"-5356

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Collins, Billy. Picnic, Lightning. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998.

"A Dog on His Master"-5357

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Collins, Billy. Ballistics. New York: Random House, 2008.

"The Revenant"-5358

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Collins, Billy. The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems. New York: Random House, 2005.

"The Golden Years"-5359

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Collins, Billy. Ballistics. New York: Random House, 2008.

"Adage"-5360

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Collins, Billy. Ballistics. New York: Random House, 2008.

"Feedback"-5361

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Collins, Billy. "Feedback." Weber: The Contemporary West Fall 2008: 15.

"Forgetfulness"-5362

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Collins, Billy. Questions About Angels. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1991.

"The Lanyard"-5363

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Collins, Billy. The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems. New York: Random House, 2005.

"On Turning Ten"-5364

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Collins, Billy. The Art of Drowning. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995.

Samuel Chelpka joins Billy Collins onstage-5365

Closing Remarks-5366

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by Gail Browne

"Ars Poetica"-5367

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Poem by Archibald MacLeish, read by Gail Browne.


Annotation:

MacLeish, Archibald. New and Collected Poems, 1917-1976. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. (Originally published in 1926.)

Reading Date: Sunday, November 7, 2010
Series: Fall Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center
Location(s): Centennial Hall

In celebration of the University of Arizona Poetry Center's 50th anniversary, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins reads his poems, including work from the forthcoming collection Horoscopes for the Dead. He is joined by David Fitzsimmons, Howard Altmann, Jennifer Lee Carrell, and Ernesto Portillo, Jr., reading favorite poems by a variety of authors.

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