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Billy Collins

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  • Book review: Billy Collins’ “Horoscopes for the Dead”

     
    By Tod Caviness As we roll through National Poetry Month, you tend to hear Billy Collins' name so often thrown about as an ambassador and cheerleader of poetry you can almost forget that he's a poet. If so, get reacquainted. “Horoscopes for the...
  • Jacket Copy on the Road: The Jack Kerouac house in Orlando

     
    A visit to Jack Kerouac's house in Orlando, Florida....
  • Common, Elizabeth Alexander headline White House 'Evening of Poetry,' to be streamed live Wednesday

     
    Tonight's White House poetry event, which includes rapper Common, poets Billy Collins, Elizabeth Alexander, Rita Dove and the singer Aimee Mann, can be streamed online....
  • Obama hails White House poetry night with prose

     
    Democrat admits he wrote two poems in college, declines to read them....
  • Rollins College professor’s work on National Public Radio

     
    Rollins College houses a chorus of literary voices. There's Billy Collins, a former U.S. poet laureate who may just be one of the most visible versifiers in this country. There's the critic Terry Teachout, author of biographies on characters as ...
  • CBS' madcap 'Chaos' pits spy versus spy

    In a pivotal moment of the Friday, April 1, premiere of CBS' "Chaos," CIA agent Rick Martinez eats a live scorpion. Surrounded by a band of machete- and gun-wielding rebels, in the middle of a desert, he's putting them on notice that he's crazy tough....
  • Discoveries: 'Leaving Van Gogh' by Carol Wallace:

    Discoveries: 'Leaving Van Gogh' by Carol Wallace:
    Leaving Van Gogh A Novel Carol Wallace Spiegel & Grau: 268 pp., $25 "Vincent wrote once in a letter that a man who commits suicide turns his friends into murderers. What does that make me?" writes Dr. Paul Gachet in Carol Wallace's riveting...
  • Dean Young's New Book of Presto Change-o Poems

    Dean Young's New Book of Presto Change-o Poems
    Poet Dean Young has got it all going on. His poems inhabit a world where John Ashbery and Billy Collins hang out together in collusion — and what better place to be if you want to court favor with highbrow and middlebrow readers alike? That's...
  • Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins

    Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins
  • Through A Victim's Eyes

    Billy Collins spent the last 13 years of his life unable to communicate and barely able to do simple tasks. He was put into a semi-coma when a 15-pound rock flew through the windshield of his semi-truck and hit him in the forehead. That was in 1997, when...
  • Poetry's Rock Stars Light Up Sunken Garden

    Poetry's Rock Stars Light Up Sunken Garden
    When hundreds of people showed up for a outdoor poetry reading in Farmington in 1992, causing a traffic jam, "it dawned on us," said an organizer, "this was going to be a yearly thing." That was an understatement. That first blockbuster evening has...