Isn't it amazing the way words affect us? Just small marks on a page, or on a screen, yet they give life to imagery and emotion. They incite, invite, impassion and enrapture us. There are those among us with a special mastery of words, that have the ability to imbue the everyday minutia with magic. Billy Collins is one such master; it seems as though nothing escapes his notice, and he writes about everything.
If you live in the Tulsa, OK area, the University of Tulsa is hosting a presentation by Billy Collins in April. If you have read his work, you know what I mean about enrapturing. If you have never read his work, go now and get a book of his poetry from your nearest bookstore or library, and immerse yourself in an amazing world.
Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate 2001 - 2003
University of Tulsa - April 2, 2009 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.