This TED Talk focused on the poetry of Billy Collins. Collins presented a variety of his poems to the audience that have been put to cartoon for visual stimulation.

I found the first couple poems to be darker, less humorous than his latter ones. The poem that expressed his feelings during a visit to a friend’s home in Vermont took the experience of being fearful and turned it into a humorous poem. The final poem he read was about a 17 year old who in comparison to the greats, has not been overly successful at that point in her life. I have interpreted this poem to be about his daughter who does not help with housework.

I enjoyed this poetry in spoken word as well as with the aid of visuals. I think that by introducing poetry with visual aids to young adult who do not tend to enjoy poetry may help them to connect better to the material.