by Billy Collins


“Aimless Love: A Selection of Poems” by Billy Collins is his first collection of new and selected poems he has published in 12 years. Billy Collins is a humorous and accessible presence in contemporary American poetry. The title poem “Aimless Love” describes the wonderful experience of falling in love with beauty of the everyday.
I first heard him read his poem “Lanyard” on NPR (included in this collection). I was hooked on his blend of humor, imagery and pacing. Seriously, YouTube or Google this poem for a good laugh and you’ll be thanking me come Mother’s day.

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