He has proven to disarm the anti-poetry "deflector shields" that most people acquire in high school, has had his poems featured on Delta Airlines in-flight listening selection and has claimed that Bugs Bunny is his muse. Billy Collins even went to so far to add that Emily Dickinson can’t touch Warner Brothers and Merry Melodies during a TedX presentation, when he showed animations he allowed artists to create to his verse. The two-time poet laureate and genius of our times is coming to the Straz Center's Jaeb Theater this Wednesday to promote his new book of poetry, Aimless Love, which combines more than 50 new poems with selections from four previous books: Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. Arrive early to try out SteamHeat, the performing arts center’s new cafe with Buddy Brew roasted coffee, panini, desserts and other items. At Inkwood Books, advance purchase includes copy of the new book. Look for a Q&a with literature's most disarming icon at cltampa.com/arts.