Billy Collins Poetry Brought to Animated Life

Who does­n’t love Bil­ly Collins, the for­mer US Poet Lau­re­ate? The actor Bill Mur­ray reads his poet­ry at con­struc­tion sites. Adorable tod­dlers recite his poet­ry from mem­o­ry. And now artists have cre­at­ed ani­mat­ed videos that bring 11 Collins poems to life. You can find the ani­mat­ed ver­sion of “Budapest” above, and the remain­ing poems at Bil­ly Collins Action Poet­ry. And, as a quick aside: Collins was inter­viewed just this morn­ing on Forum with Michael Kras­ny. You can lis­ten to the mp3 right here.

Thanks Robin for the great find!

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