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  • Poetry Everywhere

Poetry Everywhere | "The Lanyard" by Billy Collins | PBS

Duration: 02:58

Collection: Poetry Everywhere

Billy Collins has distinguished himself through his clear, accessible poetry -- and by reinterpreting many traditional poetic forms. As United States Poet Laureate (2001-03), he created a poetry collection called "Poetry 180," a project whose aim was to increase poetry's popularity among teens by exposing them to a meaningful contemporary poem each day of the school year.

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Post Date: March 22, 2011