'Using simple, understandable language, Collins captures ordinary life - its pleasures, its discontents, its moments of sadness and joy.' USA Today
About the Author
BILLY COLLINS is Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of New York. He was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States for 2001-2003 and was named Poet Laureate of New York State for 2004 - 2006. He is a Guggenheim fellow and a New York Public Library 'Litrerary Lion.' He is the author of eight collections of poetry including his latest, The Trouble with Poetry, and has edited two anthologies of contemporary poetry.