A love of language and a sense of gratitude
would be two ingredients
in the recipe for making a poet.
~ Billy Collins
What would your "recipe for making a poet" include?
Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States, is one of America's best-known poets. His collections include The Trouble with Poetry: And Other Poems, Nine Horses: Poems, Questions About Angels: Poems, Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems, The Apple That Astonished Paris: Poems, and The Art of Drowning.
You will find a complete index of Collins' poems, books and recordings, and text and audio downloads, and biography here.
Collins' program Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools is here; the 180 poems are listed and linked here.