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Poet Billy Collins Muses on 'Aimless Love'


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Poet Billy Collins attends Grand Central Terminal 100th Anniversary Celebration at Grand Central Terminal on February 1, 2013 in New York City.
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Poet Billy Collins attends Grand Central Terminal 100th Anniversary Celebration at Grand Central Terminal on February 1, 2013 in New York City.

The New York Times has called him "the most popular poet in America." Former two-term U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins made a name for himself with poems about falling in love and aging, and that reflect the beauty and poignance of everyday life. His latest collection, "Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems," includes work from four of his previously published collections as well as 50 new pieces. He joins us in the studio.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Billy Collins, distinguished professor of English at Lehman College; former U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001-2003; and author of over a dozen books, including "The Art of Drowning," "Nine Horses" and most recently, "Aimless Love"

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