Billy Collins, Poet Laureate of the United States, 2001-2003.
US Poet Laureate Billy Collins has been called the most popular poet in America.
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, Missouri – The author of 8 collections of poetry, Billy Collins is also a professor of English at Lehman College of City University of New York. KCUR?s Laura Spencer recently talked to Billy Collins - - who says he?s always conscious of the reader when he writes. Collins says stepping from the title to the first lines of a poem is like stepping into a canoe...a lot of things can go wrong. Rockhurst University