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Billy Collins - A God Among Men

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Hollis Harrington

on 16 September 2013

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Billy Collins - "The most popular poet in America"
Who is Billy Collins?
Why should you care?
Because Billy Collins is a rock star in the world of contemporary poetry.
Role as Poet Laureate
Created the Poetry 180 project
Wrote "The Names" to be read in front of Congress on 9/6/02
Success as an author
1991 Winner of the National Poetry Series publication prize
1997 Best Seller - The Best Cigarette
1994 Poetry Magazine Poet of the Year
2005 Mark Twain Award for Humor in Poetry
U.S. Contemporary Poet
Professor at Lehman College in New York

Collins received a six figure advance when changing publishers in the 1990's.
U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001 - 2003.
New York State Poet from 2004 - 2006.
Live readings sell out consistently.
Early Life Details
Date of Birth: 3/22/1941 in New York, New York
Date of Death: To be determined
Obtained his M.A. and Ph.D in English at the University of California
Because you have to start somewhere
Lanyard
Start at 3:30
Litany
Start at 1:40
Works Cited
"Billy Collins". Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation. 2010. Web. September 16 2013.
"Faculty- Bill Collins." Lehman College. Lehman College. February 7, 2012. Web. September 16, 2013.
"Billy Collins: Verse Forward, Poetry Backward." The Salt Lake Tribune. New Media Group. September 2, 2011. Web. September 16, 2013.
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