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Billy Collins

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  • Billy Collins featured on The Writer’s Almanac

     
    By Joseph Freeman, Orlando Sentinel Narrated by the calming vocal chords of Garrison Keillor, The Writer's Almanac is National Public Radio's daily, five-minute run down of notable moments in literary history. Mostly, we get the birthdays and brief...
  • 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 ...
  • Chicagoland book club: 43 years after the big snow

    Chicagoland book club: 43 years after the big snow
    Things to know about our book club: Our book club began in Glenview during the big snow in 1967 when two mothers, snowed in with young children, decided to organize a neighborhood book club for much-needed intellectual stimulation. We started with six...
  • Chicagoland book club: South Loop book babes

    Chicagoland book club: South Loop book babes
    One thing to know about your club: We meet at one another's homes once a month in the Printers Row and Dearborn Park areas of the South Loop. We try to match the food we serve to the book we are reading. Every July, we read poetry to one another on the...
  • 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...
  • National Poetry Series: five new winners

     
    The National Poetry Series has announced the five winners of its 2009 manuscript competition; each winner's work will be published in 2010. Erica Meitner, who teaches at Virginia Tech, will see her work "Ideal Cities" published by HarperCollins. Penguin...