Billy Collins


  • Billy Collins, 2003-2004 Mackey Chair

Billy Collins was appointed as the 2001-2003 Library of Congress Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. Collins has published seven books of poetry including The Art of Drowning (1995), which was a Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize finalist, and Questions About Angels (1991), a National Poetry Series selection by Edward Hirsch. Collins’ poetry has appeared in anthologies, textbooks, and a variety of periodicals including The American Poetry Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker. He also is Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York and a former Literary Lion of the New York Public Library.

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