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SLCL Authors @ the J Presents: Billy Collins
December 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
This is a ticketed event. The reading will be held in-person at The J Staenberg Family Complex – Edison Gymnasium.
The St. Louis County Library Foundation, HEC Media, the Favorite Author Series, The J – St. Louis, Saint Louis Poetry Center, and Novel Neighbor present former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, author of Musical Tables. In conversation with Aliki Barnstone – Poet Laureate of Missouri, 2016-2019
Tickets available for purchase at the event starting at 6:00 p.m.
INDIVIDUAL TICKET $32
Admits ONE and includes one copy of “Musical Tables”
PACKAGE TICKET $38
Admits TWO and includes one copy of “Musical Tables”
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
A socially-distanced book signing line will follow the presentation.
Books available from Novel Neighbor.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Two-time United States Poet Laureate is widely loved for his amiable voice, wit, and profound wisdom. Now “America’s favorite poet” has found a new form for his unique poetic style: the small poem. Collins writes about his trademark themes of nature, animals, poetry, mortality, absurdity, and love—all in a handful of lines. The poems of Musical Tables show one of our greatest poets channeling his unique voice into a new phase of his exceptional career.
ABOUT THE POET
BILLY COLLINS is the former Poet Laureate of the United States. He is the author of twelve collections of poetry, including the bestsellers Aimless Love, The Trouble with Poetry, and Sailing Alone Around the Room. He is also the editor of Poetry 180, 180 More, and Bright Wings. A former Distinguished Professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York, Collins served as New York State Poet from 2004 to 2006. In 2016 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Florida with his wife, Suzannah.
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
The J Staenberg Family Complex – Edison Gymnasium
Saint Louis, Missouri 63146 United States 314-432-5700
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St. Louis County Library Foundation