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An Evening with Former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins at Guild Hall

July 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$23 – $55
An Evening with Former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins

Billy Collins is an American phenomenon. No poet since Robert Frost has managed to combine high critical acclaim with such broad popular appeal. The poems themselves best explain this phenomenon: the typical Collins poem opens on a clear and hospitable note but soon takes an unexpected turn; poems that begin in irony may end in a moment of lyric surprise. No wonder Collins sees his poetry as “a form of travel writing” and considers humor “a door into the serious.” During this evening of poetry, Billy Collins will read from his work, offer thoughtful and entertaining commentary on the works and the writing life, and take audience questions.

With an introduction by poet Grace Schulman 

Book sale and signing to follow

$25/$23 Members – $55/$53 Members


July 12, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$23 – $55
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Guild Hall
158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
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(631) 324-4050