He is a gift, a national treasure. Any chance you get to read, listen, or spend time in any way with Billy Collins, you should. And if he speaks at wherever you go next year, you MUST go. It’s an assignment.
My favorite moments:
want to be taken seriously as an intellectual/good poet? read. Lots of it. Difficult stuff like Milton and Wordsworth.
want to be a success? fail. Learn to fail and to keep on. Learn how to fail. Do it lots.