Credit Bill Hayes

Lowell Lecture

Poetry Days Presents Billy Collins

Date & Time

Oct. 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Driving Directions

Presenting Organization

Boston College


The Arts Humanities


Lauren Wilwerding (, (617) 552-2203)

Billy Collins is an American phenomenon. No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal. His work has appeared in a variety of periodicals including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The American Scholar; he is a Guggenheim fellow and a New York Public Library “Literary Lion.” He has published ten collections of poetry, most recently The Rain in Portugal (2016). In June 2001, Billy Collins was appointed United States Poet Laureate for 2001-2003. In January 2004, he was named New York State Poet Laureate for 2004-06. Billy Collins is a Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York, as well as a Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College. In 2016 he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters.