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Billy Collins



Billy Collins


13 February at 10 pm at the Cork Arts Theatre. Reading with Leanne O'Sullivan.

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Craft Talk: 14 February, 4pm at the Cork Arts Theatre.

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Billy Collins (born 1941) is an American poet, appointed as Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003. He is a Distinguished Professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York and is the Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute, Florida. Collins was recognized as a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library (1992) and selected as the New York State Poet for 2004 through 2006. He is currently a teacher in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton. He has published nine collections, most recently Aimless Love: New & Selected Poems.

Those who pre-book a place at the Craft Talk (or those who purchase a season ticket) by 31 January 2014 will receive a complimentary CD called Best Cigarette. It contains 34 poems read by Billy Collins himself, including such famous poems as 'Afternoon with Irish Cows', 'Another Reason I don't Keep a Gun in the House' as well as 'Best Cigarette' itself.


More about the author:

Billy Collins homepage

Collins at Poetry Foundation

TED Talk by Billy Collins


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