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        Forgetfulness, by Billy Collins

        This video segment from Poetry Everywhere features former Poet Laureate Billy Collins reading his poem "Forgetfulness" at the Dodge Poetry Festival. The poem ranges through a catalog of things known and now forgotten. Collins uses humor and irony to take us through the experience of memory loss.

        For a biography of poet Billy Collins, please visit the Poetry Foundation Web site.

        This media asset was filmed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival.

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