Billy Collins read poems last night to a packed house at Willamette.

It was free with no tickets, the doors opened at 7:00 and as Gretchen Moon said when she introduced him, to was nice to see people lined up for poetry instead of iphones of xboxes (whatever THOSE might be…)  We were in the nose-bleed section but, as Collins himself said, the sound system was good.  So were the poems and I had a happy time listening and free associating