Billy Collins

BILLY COLLINS‘ latest collection is Nine Horses
(Random House, 2002). Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and
Selected Poems
was published in 2001 by Random House. He was
the United States Poet Laureate for 2001-2002.

Winter 2003

The Stare

By Billy Collins

With a basin of warm water and a towel I am shaving my fatherlate on a summer afternoonas he sits in a chair in striped pajamas, screwing up his face […]

Spring 1998

The Night House

By Billy Collins

Every day the body works in the fields of the world mending a stone wall or swinging a sickle through the tall grass–the grass of civics, the grass of money–and […]