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Poet Billy Collins on humor, authenticity and 'Aimless Love'

Clip: 10/29/2013 | 6m 42s

"I knew that poets seemed to be miserable," says writer Billy Collins about his younger self, yearning to fit in. While he admits he "faked a miserable character" at the start of his career, he's since embraced his sense of humor. Jeffrey Brown talks to Collins about his new collection, "Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems."

Aired: 10/29/13

Rating: NR

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