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Billy Collins Colloquium

Billy Collins Colloquium

Collins, Billy
Title: Billy Collins Colloquium
Reading Date: Thursday, March 8, 2001

Introduction-4972

Description:

by Alison Hawthorne Deming

On the poetic process-4973

Description:

Includes "Lying in Bed in the Dark I Silently Address the Birds of Arizona," a poem composed in Tucson the morning of the colloquium, read here for the first time.


Annotation:

Collins, Billy. Nine Horses. New York: Random House, 2003.

Response to the question "Who taught you how to write?"-4974

On adjective and adverb use-4975

On the elegaic tone of "Lying in Bed in the Dark I Silently Address the Birds of Arizona"-4976

On revision-4977

On writing exercises-4978

On reading-4979

Response to the question "How have your ideas about form changed over time?"-4980

Response to the question "Do you read your work to others to try it out?"-4981

On slam and performance poetry-4982

Response to the question "Do you feel you are still learning about writing?"-4983

On listening to music while writing-4984

Reading Date: Thursday, March 8, 2001
Series: Spring Reading Series
Sponsor(s): UA Poetry Center

Billy Collins discusses the poetic process. He begins by reading a poem he composed the morning of the colloquium, "Lying in Bed in the Dark I Silently Address the Birds of Arizona," which would later be published in Nine Horses.

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