Wednesday, October 12 at 7:oo p.m. – Billy Collins reads at Monroe Community College Brighton Campus, Theater, Building 4.
Billy Collins is an American phenomenon. No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal. Collins, who has authored nine collections of poetry and edited two modern poetry anthologies, was appointed U.S. Poet Laureate (2001-03) in 2001. In 2004, he was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Mark Twain Award for Humor in Poetry. He is a distinguished professor of English at Lehman College of the City of New York and a senior distinguished fellow of the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College.
Tickets are $10 for the general public. They are available at the Campus Center Service Desk in the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Bldg. 3, at the Damon City Campus Bookstore, 228 East Main Street, and online at http://www.monroecctickets.com/. For further information, call 585-292-2534.