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Billy Collins

6 Aug, 2014

Billy Collins is an American poet born in 1941 in Santa Monica, California.  He was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003.  Collins is a professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York as well as the Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Winter Park Institute.  In 1992, Collins was named a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library.  From 2004 to 2006, he served as the New York State Poet.  Some of his most popular poems include Candle Hat, I Ask You, Today, and The Art of Drowning.  He is married to Diane Olbright.