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Billy Collins

Mar 21, 2012 — Poet Billy Collins revels in his love of words, while debut novelist Cara Hoffman brings poetry to a murder mystery. In nonfiction, historian Adam Hochschild takes a fresh look at WWI, former CIA operative Robert Baer tells the story of his marriage to another spy, and Alexandra Styron comes to terms with her famous novelist father, William Styron.
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Apr 6, 2011 — Billy Collins, former U.S. poet laureate, thinks too many poets show off — writing obscure verses that turn many readers off. In his latest collection, Horoscopes For The Dead, Collins strives to write poetry that all readers can appreciate.
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Nov 30, 2010 — Literary Santa delivers his list of favorite fiction, nonfiction and poetry — a box of the best books from 2010 that he'd like to bring to your house on a snowy morning.
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Jun 7, 2006 — In this second of our two-part interview, former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins guides us through the new spoken-word CD box set Poetry on Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work, 1888-2006. Today's segment features works by Robert Frost, Galway Kinnell, and Collins' own poems. Collins was U.S. poet laureate from 2001 to 2003, and currently serves as the poet laureate of New York State. His most recent book is The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems.
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Nov 6, 2005 — Poet Billy Collins says the central theme of poetry is death. He manages to ruminate on this in a manner both whimsical and poignant in his latest collection, The Trouble with Poetry: And Other Poems.
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Jan 27, 2005 — Audio book sales are increasing at a double-digit rate, making up a healthy chunk of a title's revenue. As Lynn Neary reports, popular books like the Harry Potter series have done well — and expanded consumer awareness of audio books in the process.
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