Billy Collins at the 2014 National Book Festival. Photo by Colena Turner.
Anne Holmes of the Library’s Poetry and Literature Center wrote this post, which first appeared on “From the Catbird Seat,” the center’s blog. Tracy K. Smith, the 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library, will give her inaugural reading in the Library’s Coolidge Auditorium this evening, marking the beginning of her laureateship. Like her predecessors, Smith will identify projects to carry out during her tenure. “Poetry 180” came into being as a laureate project of Billy Collins, who served from 2001 to 2003. He initially selected 180 …read more
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