Read All About Poet Billy Collins

The nation's Poet Laureate, founder of the "Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools" initiative, visited Smith.

Poet Laureate Billy Collins

Reading Wednesday, February 6, 2002.

A large and appreciative audience flocked to John M. Greene Hall. For more information, read the press release posted on "Smith College News & Events."

Find Collins's Publications in the Libraries' Catalog

Search for Collins, Billy in the Five College Library catalog.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins          Poetry180 graphic

Find Biographical Information & Selected Poems Online

Internet Site Access
Smith College Poetry Center
The Academy of American Poets
Big Snap: Billy Collins site
The Library of Congress
Includes the text of more than 60 poems from the Poetry 180 project.

Search for Periodicals

Links from the libraries' Articles and English subject pages, under Research@Smith, can lead to poetry published in periodicals. Some full text content is available in both of these online databases, including published poems and criticism.
[Note: access is limited to the Smith College community.]

Source Access
Expanded Academic Index (1980+)
Search by keyword, entering the poet's name and the word poem.
Some PDF image files reproduce the original source.
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Literature Online (8th century+)
ABELL (the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature), plus full text content and web resources.
click here


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