Billy Collins

Billy Collins’ latest collection is Musical Tables: Poems (Random House 2022). In 2017, he was admitted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


  • Still Life with Clouds and Eyes on the Prize

    Many white ones
  • Burial Arrangements

    If I have to be buried at all,
  • Near the Sea

    All manner of birds love this windbreak hedge
  • View From a Shrinking Floe

    Beyond the boats freed from the dripping ice
  • Note to Thomas Stearns Eliot

    I just dared to eat
  • Home Life

    I was sitting still in an armchair