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Billy Collins is an American poet who was Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003. This poem is couched colloqually
and is without pretence, even as it resonates powerfully. He is America's most popular poet. It comments touchingly, however briefly
and casually, on his relationship with his father and on the dynamics of his family.
Jeff Scher is a New York-based filmmaker, animator and painter. As an underground filmmaker, Scher uses lights, abstractions and
visual effects all paired with music to create experimental short films. His films have been described as animated still life as they are
made from various drawings in which the images change almost hypnotically. He uses his paintings and collages by overlapping the
colors and textures to seem as if they are in fact moving.
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