Love and Laughter…
Author: Billy Collins
I probably need to expand my poetry horizons a bit, but I can’t get enough of Billy Collins. The best-selling, award-winning, former US Poet Laureate really gets under my skin, in a good way. Christened “the most popular poet in America” in The New York Times way back in 1999, Collins continues to live up to that praise after more than three decades in the poetry business. His latest collection, entitled Aimless Love, doesn’t let up one bit.
A compilation of selected works from his four most recent books along with more than fifty new poems, the book is packed with poetry. While it’s unreasonable to expect that each of the more than 150 poems is a home run, I do find it quite astonishing how many times one of the poems caused me to pause and ponder.