Billy Collins “The Dead”


Posting your poetry in a different way.
This video demonstrates how poetry can live in different mediums. Posting a video,  animation or recording is an exciting way to put your work out there. It brings your words to life, and for the first time your readers can listen to how you want the poem to be read. Not only could this broaden your audience, but  it is something that you could later use to publicise. This particular video works very well with the animation, it heightens the sensual experience of a poem, in a simple, beautiful way.

Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate and one of America’s best-selling poets, reads his poem “The Dead” with animation by Juan Delcan of Spontaneous.


About wordsthroughtheglass
Dominique Dunne was born and raised in the heart London; she completed a BA in poetry and film at Bath Spa University, 2011. Since then she has been travelling, working with Literary Festivals and been part of ‘The Barbican Young Poets’ scheme. Some poems featured are part of a growing collection entitled ‘Words Through the Glass’ which she hopes to get published one day. Alongside poetry, Dominique loves kayaking, sloths and winning at Scrabble.

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