Billy Collins – ‘The Lanyard’ poem


Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins has a wonderful poem I’m just hearing for the first time now called “The Lanyard” inspired by the favorite summer camp crafting pastime. It appears in his book The Trouble with Poetry.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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