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Thursday, June 6 • 11:30am - 2:00pm
An Afternoon with Billy Collins

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Billy Collins is an American phenomenon. No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal. His work has appeared in a variety of periodicals including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The American Scholar, he is a Guggenheim fellow and a New York Public Library “Literary Lion.” His last three collections of poems have broken sales records for poetry. His readings are usually standing room only, and his audience – enhanced tremendously by his appearances on National Public Radio – includes people of all backgrounds and age groups. The poems themselves best explain this phenomenon. The typical Collins poem opens on a clear and hospitable note but soon takes an unexpected turn; poems that begin in irony may end in a moment of lyric surprise. No wonder Collins sees his poetry as “a form of travel writing” and considers humor “a door into the serious.” It is a door that many thousands of readers have opened with amazement and delight.

Mr. Collins will offer some remarks, read selections from his poetry, entertain a Q & A session and for those who wish to meet him personally a book signing will follow.

Register online by Thursday, May 23 at: http://alumni.holycross.edu/CapeLuncheon2019
Questions may be directed to Tom McCabe via email:  tommccabe65@gmail.com

“Billy Collins writes lovely poems... Limpid, gently and consistently startling, more serious than they seem, they describe all the worlds that are and were and some others besides.” — John Updike

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Thursday June 6, 2019 11:30am - 2:00pm
Cape Codder Resort & Spa 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis MA 02601

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