Billy Collins, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Billy Collins

American poet

Date of Birth: 22-Mar-1941

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York, United States

Profession: writer, poet, university teacher

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Billy Collins

  • William James Collins, known as Billy Collins, (born March 22, 1941) is an American poet, appointed as Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003.
  • In 2016, Collins retired from his position as a Distinguished Professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York after teaching there almost 50 years.
  • Collins is the Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida.
  • Collins was considered as a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library (1992) and selected as the New York State Poet for 2004 through 2006.
  • As of 2018, he is a teacher in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton.

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