Enjoying both broad critical acclaim and popular appeal, Billy Collins is beloved for conversational, witty poems that welcome us in with humor but often slip into quirky, tender, or profound observations. Collins’ level of fame is almost unprecedented in the world of contemporary poetry: His readings are standing-room-only affairs (as was the case with his 2010 Seattle Arts & Lectures appearance at Town Hall), and his collections (including Ballistics; The Trouble with Poetry; Nine Horses; Sailing Alone Around the Room; and Picnic, Lightning) are among the best-selling volumes of American poetry. The laugh-out-loud-funny former U.S. Poet Laureate returns to Town Hall with a new collection, Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems, 2003-2013.
Presented by: Town Hall as part of the Arts & Culture series, with Elliott Bay Book Company. Sponsored by City Arts.
Learn more: About Collins.