Billy Collins

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February 2011

Marginalia

By | 2011-02-10T13:57:24+00:00 February 10th, 2011|Poetry|

A few greasy looking smears and next to them, written in soft pencil- by a beautiful girl, I could tell, whom I would never meet- "Pardon the egg salad stains, but I'm in love."

November 2010

August 2010

The Best Cigarette

By | 2011-02-10T13:53:19+00:00 August 18th, 2010|Poetry, Video|

Smoking used to be sexy, it used to be a sign of that creative energy symbolized by Albert Camus and Hemingway and Picasso and Guru Dutt and MT Vasudevan Nair and a thousand other literary geniuses. Smoking isn't sexy anymore. Cigarette smokers are outcasts in almost all walks of life.

April 2008

the death of brain cells

By | 2011-02-10T13:53:57+00:00 April 21st, 2008|Poetry|

The name of the author is the first to go followed obediently by the title, the plot, the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel which suddenly becomes one you have never [...]