Billy Collins

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Birthday
22, 1941
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
22, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

Prominent American poet and professor who served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001-2003. His popular poetry collections include The Art of Drowning, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead.

Before Fame

He grew up in New York City and attended the College of the Holy Cross. Later, he studied at the University of California, Riverside.

Trivia

The New York Times once lauded him as the most popular of all American poets.

Family Life

He was the only child of Katherine and William Collins, and he married Diane Collins.

Associated With

His work was praised by renowned author John Updike.