The Suburban, Domestic And Middle Class Poetry Of Billy Collins
Billy Collins likes to remind people that he once served as Poet Laureate of the United States when he gives talks around the country. It serves as a punch line of sorts for him, but what a line it is.
A Guggenheim winner, Billy Collins may be the best-known poet in the country. He describes his work as “suburban, domestic, it’s middle class, and it’s sort of unashamedly that.” On this edition of Up to Date, Collins talks with Steve Kraske about baseball, his career and reader-friendly poetry. Along the way, the poet shares selections from his latest work, Aimless Love.
Hear More: Billy Collins speaks tonight at 7:00 at Unity Temple on the Plaza. For more information contact Rainy Day Books at 913.384.3126