Billy Collins will present his new collection of Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems

EVENT OVERVIEW: The New York Times Bestselling Poet and Former Poet Laureate of The United States Billy Collins will Present his New Collection Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Billy Collins is the Author of ten collections of poetry, including 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.  Billy Collins is 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, and he was Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003 and Poet Laureate of New York State from 2004 to 2006.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  “America’s favorite poet.” ~ The Wall Street Journal.

From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first volume of new and selected poems in twelve years.  Aimless Love combines fifty new poems with generous selections from his four most recent books—Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead.  Collins’s unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard on every page, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience.  His work is featured in top literary magazines such as The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Atlantic, and he sells out reading venues all across the country.  Appearing regularly in The Best American Poetry Series, his poems appeal to readers and live audiences far and wide and have been translated into more than a dozen languages.  By turns playful, ironic, and serious, Collins’s poetry captures the nuances of everyday life while leading the reader into zones of inspired wonder. In the poet’s own words, he hopes that his poems “begin in Kansas and end in Oz.”  Touching on the themes of love, loss, joy, and poetry itself, these poems showcase the best work of this “poet of plenitude, irony, and Augustan grace” ~ The New Yorker

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Billy Collins will present from his New Work and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the discussion.  Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $16.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Softcover (Trade Paperback) of Aimless Love, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.

ONLINE ORDERING IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. 

Admission Packages will be available for Walk-Ins at the Sales & Service Table beginning at 6:00 PM.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
64112 Kansas City
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