Billy Collins has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. A professor of English at Lehman College, he was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States for 2001-2003. He lives with his wife in Westchester County, NY.
`Billy Collins is one of my favourite poets in the world' Carol Ann
`Delightfully direct, he won't lose you in his lyricism but will transport you to a better place' The Times