Billy Collins
Billy Collins

Billy Collins's ninth collection of poems, Horoscopes for the Dead, will be published in March.  He is a distinguished professor of English at Lehman College (CUNY) and a distinguished fellow of the Winter Park Institute of Rollins College.

April 24 2012 6:00 AM“Foundling”
Feb. 1 2011 7:00 AM"Roses"
July 7 2009 6:57 AM"The Symbol"
Classic Poems
March 13 2012 3:30 PMSurf and TurfA 19th-century poem about a staring contest between a man and a fish.
June 8 2010 6:51 AM"The Quaintness of the Past"
April 20 2005 2:59 PMIs That a Poem?The case for E.E. Cummings.
  News & Politics
March 31 2015 5:00 AM How the Founder of the Fugees Became a Big-Time Political Donor Without Anyone Knowing The musical artist chose to fund a super PAC through opaque, legal, and increasingly popular means.
  Slate Plus
March 30 2015 11:32 AM The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” Transcript What’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.