Winter Park Institute

Billy Collins

Widely-acclaimed poet, two-term U.S. Poet Laureate, and Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College.

Event Details
Poetry and Music—Aspiring to the Condition of the Other

Event Details

March 4, 2020, at 7 p.m.
Tiedtke Concert Hall

Widely-acclaimed poet, two-term U.S. Poet Laureate, and Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College, Billy Collins, presents “Poetry, Painting, and the Condition of Music.”

Speaker Bio

Distinguishing himself as one of the most prolific and celebrated poets of our time, two-term U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins occupies a rarefied place at the intersection of critical and popular acclaim. His well-chosen words, often initially laid down in playful and humorous tones, generally make a subtle but sharp turn to thought-provoking revelations about life’s more serious and contemplative subjects. 

No living poet is any better at his craft, and Collins has won many coveted accolades for his twelve books of poetry. These collections have appeared regularly on The New York Times Best Seller list, and he has been honored with fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mark Twain Award for Humor in Poetry, and most recently he was elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Letters.