Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 20040331, 20030702, 20030409
U.S. Poet Laureate (2001-2003) Billy Collins is considered one of America’s most popular and accessible poets, and has managed to combine that popularity with the highest critical acclaim. In this thoughtful interview, Collins discusses many topics, including the current rise in popularity and function of poetry, and reads and discusses poems from several of his collections, including his 2002 work, Nine Horses.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Creighton University, she reads from her thir...
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