August 24, 2017

Primary Source Spotlight: Billy Collins

Billy Collins at the 2014 National Book Festival

Billy Collins served as the U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001-2003 and then as New York State Poet Laureate from 2004-2006. Collins is the author of 11 books of poetry and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2016.

Integrating Tech: Poetry 180 a project of U.S. U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins

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Introduction to Poetry poem by Billy Collins

How to read a poem out loud Poetry 180

Billy Collins brief bio & bibliography

Billy Collins biography Poetry Foundation

‘Gently and Consistently Startling’ Library of Congress Information Bulletin July/August 2001 – Vol 60, No. 7/8

Billy Collins Reappointed Library of Congress Information Bulletin May 2002 – Vol 61, No. 5

Farewell to the Laureate Library of Congress Information Bulletin June 2003 – Vol 62, No. 6

Former Poets Laureate Battle for Pop Culture Supremacy From the Catbird Seat blog

Poem Dedicated to Library Published as Children’s Book Library of Congress Blog October 3, 2014

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