WHO Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001-2003
WHAT: Bread Loaf Lecture Series at St. John’s College
WHERE: Meem Library Placita, St. John’s College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca
WHEN: Friday, June 13, 7 p.m.
CONTACT: 984-6000 (St. John’s Switchboard
DETAILS: This event is free of charge and open to the public.
Poet Billy Collins will be speaking on Friday, June 13, at 7 p.m. on the Meem Library Placita of St. John’s College as part of the Bread Loaf Lecture Series, held each summer on the campus of St. John’s.
Billy Collins, born in New York City in 1941, was the U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001-2003. He is the author of several books of poetry, including She Was Just Seventeen (2006), The Trouble with Poetry (2005), Nine Horses (2002), Sailing Alone Around the Room (2001), Picnic, Lightning (1998), The Art of Drowning (1995), Questions About Angels (1991), The Apple That Astonished Paris (1988), Video Poems (1980), and Pokerface (1977). Collins’ poetry has appeared in anthologies, textbooks, and a variety of periodicals, including Poetry, American Poetry Review, American Scholar, Harper’s, Paris Review, and The New Yorker.
Since it was established in 1920, the Bread Loaf School of English has been a keystone of Middlebury College’s outstanding reputation in the teaching of literature. Each summer the Bread Loaf School of English offers a six-week course at one of four campuses including St. John’s College in Santa Fe. The Bread Loaf School opens its doors to the public for these outstanding talks and readings.