Quote by: Billy Collins

The poem is not, as someone put it, deflective of entry. But the real question is, 'What happens to the reader once he or she gets inside the poem?' That's the real question for me, is getting the reader into the poem and then taking the reader somewhere, because I think of poetry as a kind of form of travel writing.


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Author Bio


  • NameBilly Collins
  • DescriptionAmerican poet
  • BornMarch 22, 1941
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionPoet; Writer
  • AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship