Billy Collins

Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: Cultural Studies

Billy Collins is the first poet since Robert Frost who has managed to combine high critical acclaim with broad popular appeal. He has published eight collections of poetry, including Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems, and most recently, Horoscopes for the Dead, and Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems 2003 – 2013. Collins was United States Poet Laureate from 2001-2003, and was New York State Poet Laureate 2004-06. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York, as well as a Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College.