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Poet Billy Collins discusses humor, authenticity and Aimless Love

"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.

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