Billy Collins
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Billy Collins, the US Poet Laureate









Billy Collins:
Can you believe it? He's the Poet Laureate. There must be some sanity in this world. But that's not all: best-selling books. An underground CD. Featured on NPR's Prairie Home Companion and Fresh Air. Spotted speaking to Congress and seen on the front page of the Sunday New York Times. Gee willikers. What will he do next? Chances are you might find him somewhere near you. Check your local sources for more information. And in the meantime, learn more about our favorite poet.

Big Snap online exclusive: 
Read and listen to selected poems from THE BEST CIGARETTE (CD Audiobook). Also, complete text for all poems heard on Prairie Home Companion. Get your poem fix here!

What's the latest?
What's up with Billy? WEll, he's been recently named the official US Poet Laureate, after being named the April 2000 featured poet in Poetry Magazine.Psst. Here's a little secret. You can book Billy for your event. Get in contact with the Stephen Barclay Agency for more information.

Books and recordings:
One's on the way. One's a best seller. Two are re-released gems. Some are out of print. Some you can buy on the spot. All are worth a look. Covers and poem lists here. We suggest supporting your local independent bookstore, but you can also support this website by buying them here. See below for how to buy.

Our Favorites:
Picnic, Lightning (paperback)
The Best Cigarette (CD audiobook)


Billy Collins' books and recordings can be purchased (or special ordered) through your local bigtime or independent bookstore, or through Amazon.com.

Here's how:

1) Browse our BOOKS+ section to find the book you want.
2) Click the BUY button to go to that book's page at Amazon.com.



Thank you:
Billy Collins, poetry
Eric Antonow, cd
Linda Gardner, Big Snap








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