Spoken Word: Billy Collins

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In “Introduction to Poetry,” former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins waxes on his attempts to nurture budding wordsmiths: “But all they want to do/ is tie the poem to a chair with rope/ and torture a confession out of it.” Eckerd College continues its 50th anniversary celebration with an appearance by Collins, who’s known for giving commanding, dynamic readings of his sardonic verses. Wed., Nov. 12, 7:30 pm, Fox Hall at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, free admission.

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