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Poetry off the Shelf: Billy Collins
Apr 16
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Poetry off the Shelf: Billy Collins


Join us for a reading with former US poet laureate Billy Collins. He has published 12 collections of poetry, including The Rain in Portugal, Aimless Love, Horoscopes for the Dead, Ballistics, and The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems. His awards include an Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, a Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry, and a Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. He is the recipient of an Oscar Blumenthal Prize, a Bess Hokin Prize, a Frederick Bock Prize, and a Levinson Prize—all awarded by Poetry magazine—as well as the Poetry Foundation’s inaugural Mark Twain Poetry Award, recognizing a poet’s contribution to humor in American poetry.


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Join us for a reading with former US poet laureate Billy Collins. He has published 12 collections of poetry, including The Rain in Portugal, Aimless Love,…

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Poetry off the Shelf: Billy Collins

Join us for a reading with former US poet laureate Billy Collins. He has published 12 collections of poetry, including The Rain in Portugal, Aimless Love,…

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Live performance on a Chicago stage
River North

Why we love it It’s an ultra-stylish, ultra-urban district of sleek art galleries and studios, all tucked away into former warehouse buildings. It’s also home…

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