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B I LL Y C O LL I N S. Jake Sager. Paul Flanagan. Michael Andrews. American 2001 U.S . Poet Laureate Sometimes referred to as the most popular poet in America

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BILLY COLLINS

Jake Sager.

Paul Flanagan.

Michael Andrews.


Background information

  • American

  • 2001 U.S. Poet Laureate

  • Sometimes referred to as the most popular poet in America

  • He has received poetry fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation

Background Information


Career

career


Childhood

  • Born in New York City

  • Mom was a nurse

  • Had ability to recite entire verses on almost any subject.

  • Ability inspired Billy’s love of words

Childhood



Some notable works

  • Pokerface (1977)

  • The Art of Drowning (1995)

  • Taking Off Emily Dickinson’s Clothes (2000)

  • The Trouble with Poetry, and Other Poems (2005)

  • She Was Just Seventeen (2008)

  • Horoscopes for the Dead (2011)

Some Notable Works


Literary criticism
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