Sunday, September 11, 2011

Poet Billy Collins Reads his 9/11 Poem, 'The Names'

Billy Collins is an easy poet to like. He's often clever and his lines are simple enough for even us flat-footed types.

His poem, "The Names," isn't funny, nor should it be. It's dedicated to the victims of the September 11 attack and their survivors. 

It's a moving tribute, especially if you let the words and ideas wash over you quietly.

The poem was read earlier today at the ceremony in New York City. A link to Collins' own reading of the poem is here.

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