NPM09: Billy Collins "Litany"


Billy Collins is one of my very favorite living poets. His poetry has a beauty and realism to it that seems unpretentious and able to be enjoyed and understood by anyone and everyone.  There's too little of that today. He also regularly injects humor, which I find refreshing.  I've posted stuff from Collins several times the last few years and I'm sure his name will come up a few times this month. 

To start National Poetry Month 2009 I give you a video of the wonderful Billy Collins reading "Litany." You can find this poem in his book Nine Horses and you can read it online at Poetry Foundation...