Poet Laureate Billy Collins to discuss “The Rain in Portugal” at Salon@15


NASHVILLE: Salon@615 is pleased to present a Salon@615 Special Edition with Billy Collins, Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003. Collins will discuss and sign his latest collection of poems, The Rain in Portugal.

Collins will visit Nashville on Thursday, October 26, to discuss and sign his newest poetry collection at the Blair School of Music at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $18.50 and include a copy of The Rain in Portugal, which can be signed at the event. For complete information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Billy Collins is the author of twelve collections of poetry including The Rain in Portugal, Aimless Love, Horoscopes for the Dead, Ballistics, The Trouble with Poetry, Nine Horses, Sailing Alone Around the Room, Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, and Picnic, Lightning. He is also the editor of Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry, 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, and Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds. A Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York and Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Winter Park Institute of Rollins College, he was Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003 and New York State Poet from 2004 to 2006. In 2016 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

For complete information and to purchase tickets, click here.


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Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 50 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. Now "retired," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costume designer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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