“Advice from the Experts” by Bill Knott
Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools, Hosted by Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2001-2003
Advice from the Experts
I lay down in the empty street and parked My feet against the gutter's curb while from The building above a bunch of gawkers perched Along its ledges urged me don't, don't jump.
From Laugh at the End of the World:
Collected Comic Poems 1969-1999
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Copyright 2000 by Bill Knott.
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About the Poet
Bill Knott (1940–2014) was the author of six poetry collections, including Stigmata Errata Etcetera (Saturnalia, 2007). Knott taught for many years at Emerson College in Boston.
Learn more about Bill Knott at The Poetry Foundation.