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Collins ’63 returns for poetry reading

Award-winning poet Billy Collins ’63 returned to the College to give a poetry reading on Nov. 3 in the Brooks Concert Hall. An English professor at the Lehman College of the City University of New York, Collins is the author of six books of poetry including, Picnic, Lightning; The Art of Drowning; The Apple That Astonished Paris; and Questions about Angels; he has also recorded a spoken word compact disc, The Best Cigarette. Collins’ poetry has appeared in anthologies, textbooks and a variety of periodicals including Poetry, The Paris Review and The New Yorker. In a recent issue, The New York Times profiled him in a front-page article. Other honors include having his work featured in the Pushcart Prize anthology and The Best American Poetry anthologies for 1992, 1993 and 1997. A recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, Collins has won the Bess Hokin Prize, the Frederick Bock Prize, the Oscar Blumenthal Prize and the Levinson Prize.


Billy Collins ’63

Billy Collins ’63

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