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Poetry of Billy Collins (Zoom Livestream) (Closed)

Course Description:

Poet Billy Collins has written 11 books of poetry to date. He is best known for his many insightful uses of humor throughout his work, which has made him a beloved poet for young and old alike. He has served two terms as U.S. Poet Laureate and received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. His countless awards include the National Poetry Series Prize, the New York Public Library "Literary Lion" Prize, the Mark Twain Award for Humor in Poetry, and Poetry Magazine’s Poet of the Year.

This offering will occur in three one-hour Zoom sessions. Poetry handouts as well as background information will be provided. There is no need to buy the books before class; but, after the course, you may desire to have his books as part of your personal library.

June 5: The Art of Writing and Making Meaning
June 12: Adulting, Parenting and Aging
June 19: What Poets Know of Dogs


Tuition: $0.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Registration Closed


Fridays, June 5, 12, 19
*11:00am - noon* (3 sessions)


We'll meet online via Zoom. Zoom is free and easy to use. OLLI will walk you through the steps. Prior to each Zoom meeting (class), you will receive an email with specific details on that meeting.


Renée R. Curry, Ph.D., recently retired as a full professor in the School of Humanities and Communication at Cal State Monterey Bay.