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Billy Collins

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Billy Collins is the author of twelve prior collections of poetry including The Rain in Portugal, Aimless Love, Horoscopes for the Dead, Ballistics, The Trouble with Poetry, Nine Horses, Sailing Alone Around the Room, Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, and Picnic, Lightning. He is also the editor of Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry, 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, and Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds. A former Distinguished Professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York, Collins served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003 and as New York State Poet from 2004 to 2006. In 2016 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Florida with his wife, Suzannah.

Billy Collins Books

Musical Tables book cover

Musical Tables

Billy Collins
Whale Day book cover

Whale Day

Billy Collins
The Best of Poetry in Motion: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years on Subways and Buses book cover

The Best of Poetry in Motion: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years on Subways and Buses

Alice Quinn
How a Poem Can Happen book cover

How a Poem Can Happen

Andrew Kuhn
The African Svelte book cover

The African Svelte

Daniel Menaker
The Rain in Portugal book cover

The Rain in Portugal

Billy Collins
Leaves of Grass book cover

Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman
Aimless Love book cover

Aimless Love

Billy Collins
Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years book cover

Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years

Jim Kacian
The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson book cover

The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
Sailing Alone Around the Room book cover

Sailing Alone Around the Room

Billy Collins
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The Trouble with Poetry

Billy Collins
Nine Horses book cover

Nine Horses

Billy Collins
Ballistics book cover

Ballistics

Billy Collins
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Horoscopes for the Dead

Billy Collins
The Best Spiritual Writing 2011 book cover

The Best Spiritual Writing 2011

Philip Zaleski
Trout Fishing in America book cover

Trout Fishing in America

Billy Collins
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The Best American Poetry 2006

David Lehman
Bartlett's Poems for Occasions book cover

Bartlett's Poems for Occasions

Geoffrey O'Brien
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