Billy Collins Quote: “One of the disadvantages of poetry…”

One of the disadvantages of poetry over popular music is that if you write a pop song, it naturally gets into people’s heads as they listen in the car. You don’t have to memorize a Paul Simon song; it’s just in your head, and you can sing along. With a poem, you have to will yourself to memorize it.

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Name: Billy Collins
Profession: Poet
Nationality: American
Birthday: March 22, 1941
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