An A- Z of Billy Collins’ Poetry Broadcast
Lockdown is long – but Billy Collins and his Poetry Broadcast has brought joy and and a sense of belonging to many. So here is the A – Z of all things that you may just be wondering about when you watch the broadcast. I’m sure I’ve missed some – feel free to let me know…
A – Address or adress (you decide), ‘After The Inauguration’
B- Billy’s Birthday Girl, Blackwing
C- Cotton Tail F***er, Cool People The Night People, Cicada (just don’t)
D – DFFD, Dogs (and especially dogs in poems – get him every time)
E – Elephant in the room (this Broadcast won’t go on forever, will it?)
F- Freaky Blast (have one)
G – Google it up!
H – Handsome Bastard Studios
I – Insurrection / Inauguration – they got their approach to the Broadcast right every time
J – Jazz & Jamesons – is all you need,. Oh, and juke box poems.
K – Key cards – that is a mighty collection.
L – (This) Lime Tree Bower
M – Mould remediation and the Minor Third
N – New poem – those two beautiful words.
O – Oxymoron
P – Professor Bebop, “the paint is still wet on this one”
Q – Questions About Angels – he’s read that and all the rest.
R – (the) reader is central
S – Suzannah – without her we wouldn’t be here. Shovel – if you have to ask, well …
T – Triscuits & Tom Thumb’s Thumb
U – Unauthorised use of music – it’s Billy’s flirtation with the the popo
V – Value for money – you’re getting all this for free for the duration of a whole pandemic
W – WPD, “wouldn’t want to live on the difference”, Whale Day is ours
X- Let X stand for what it will
Y – You’re not double parked, are you?
Z – “why does z, which looks like
the fastest letter, come at the very end?” (The Long Day)
Catch Billy and his Poetry Broadcast on Facebook — you can watch it live at 10.30 pm (MT) or see the recording next day.
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