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Billy Collins:
Everyday moments, caught in time

TED2012 · 15:13 · Filmed Feb 2012
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Billy Collins: Everyday moments, caught in time
15:13 · Filmed February 2012 at TED2012 · Subtitles available in 25 languages

Combining dry wit with artistic depth, Billy Collins shares a project in which several of his poems were turned into delightful animated films in a collaboration with Sundance Channel. Five of them are included in this wonderfully entertaining and moving talk — and don't miss the hilarious final poem!

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A two-term U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins captures readers with his understated wit, profound insight — and a sense of being "hospitable." Full bio
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