Tuesday, 19 May 2015
William James Collins
William James "Billy" Collins born March 22, 1941 is an American poet, appointed as Poet Laureate of the United States. He is a Distinguished Professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York and is the Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute, Florida. Collins was recognized as a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library (1992) and selected as the New York State Poet for 2004 through 2006. He is currently a teacher in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton.