Kresge Library

15th Annual Maurice Brown Poetry Reading
Sketched Picture of Billy Collins

The Annual Maurice Brown Poetry Reading is proud to host Poet Laureate Billy Collins on Friday, September 13, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. in the Varner Recital Hall. Thanks to the support of the Department of English and the College of Arts and Sciences, with additional support from the Office of Academic Affairs, admission is free and refreshments will be served. Find out more about Mr .Collins at the Library of Congress’ Poet Laureate Web Site.

Hear Mr. Collins reading his poem Forgetfulness.

Books available in the Kresge Library by Mr. Collins (check the Library Catalog for availability):
  • The Art of Drowning
  • Picnic, Lightning
  • Questions About Angels: Poems
  • Sailing alone around the room: new and selected poems
  • Taking off Emily Dickinson's clothes: selected poems

Books by previous Poet Laureates

Poets who have read their works in previous Maurice F. Brown Poetry Readings

Web Sites about Mr. Collins hosted at:

The Steven Barkley Agency
Maurice Brown Bookplate. Text reads: In Memory of Maurice Fred Brown II Professor of English 1961-1985
Past Maurice Brown Poetry Reading Poets

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