The Rain in Portugal—a title that admits he’s not much of a rhymer—sheds Collins’s ironic light on such subjects as travel and art, cats and dogs, loneliness and love, beauty and deathPoet Laureate 2001-2003

Billy Collins ’ latest collection is The Rain in Portugal (Random House, 2016)Billy Collins is the author of twelve collections of poetry, including The Rain in Portugal, Aimless Love, Horoscopes for the Dead, Ballistics, The Trouble with Poetry, Nine Horses, Sailing Alone Around the Room, Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, and Picnic, LightningWith his most recent collection, The Rain in Portugal (2016), Collins returned with 60 poems of wandering, observing, and experiencing brief moments of profundityPoet Laureate Billy Collins comes a twelfth collection of poetry offering nearly fifty new poems that showcase the generosity, wit, and imaginative play that prompted The Wall Street Journal to call him "America's favorite poet

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His tones range from the whimsical—“the dogs of MinneapolisRain comes from Rain Gods/ have no idea they’re in Minneapolis”—to the elegiac in a reaction to theBilly Collins has become one of the most famous poets in the United States due to his alarming appreciation for the mundane things of life, discrete humor, and the utilization of simple yet meaningful syntax

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Aimless Love combines more than fifty new poems with selections from four previous books: Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes forCalled “the most popular poet in America” by the New York Times , he has led an unflagging career as a poet and public figure, and has introduced countless readers around

Poet Laureate, you created POETRY 180 to turn readers back toThe Rain In Portugal (2016) About book: I remember how I would wince whenever a student, wishing to be respectful, would refer to “Mr

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Oct 25, 2017 · Billy Collins is a cultural phenomenonBilly Collins is the author of twelve collections of poetry including The Rain in Portugal, Aimless Love, Horoscopes for the Dead, Ballistics, The Trouble with Poetry, Nine Horses, Sailing Alone Around the Room, Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, and Picnic, LightningEnjoying a popularity unheard of for most poets, Billy Collins has had a remarkable late-life surge, aided by NPR exposure and his 2001 and 2002 appointments as the U

His tones range from the whimsical—“the dogs of Minneapolis