Billy Collins Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Billy Collins (William James Collins)

Last Updated: 07 Mar, 2024 | Views: 523

Age: 83

Profession: Poet

Other Profession(s): Author, Professor, Anthologist

Famous For: Former Poet Laureate of the United States

Higher Education: University of California, Riverside (MA, PhD)

Billy Collins Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
22 Mar, 1941 (83 Years 03 Months 25 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
New York

Birth District
New York City

Birth Place
Manhattan

Birth Sign
Aries

Nationalities
American

Billy Collins Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
William James Collins was born on March 22, 1941, in Queens and White Plains. As Poet Laureate of the United States between 2001 and 2003, he is an American poet. Lehman College appointed him as a Distinguished Professor (retired, 2016). Collins was selected as the New York State Poet for 2004 through 2006, as well as a Literary Lion (1992) of the New York Public Library. In 2016, Collins was inducted into the academy. Stony Brook Southampton will hire him as a teacher in its MFA program in 2020.
Career:
In 1968: Collins joined the faculty of Lehman College in the Bronx as a Distinguished Professor of English.
2001 to 2003: William James Collins held the title of "U.S. Poet" Laureate.
2004 and 2006: Collins served as the State of New York's Poet Laureate.
2013: Collins served as Poetry Consultant for Smithsonian Magazine. 
During his 2014 trip to Russia, he served as a cultural emissary of the "U.S. State Department." 
1997: The Best Cigarette, Collins' 1997 recording of 34 poems, became a bestseller.
2012: The animated series Martha Speaks featured Collins as himself.
Fellowship:
1983: New York Foundation for the Arts
1986: National Endowment for the Arts
1992: Literary Lion
1993: John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
1994: Poet of the Year
Unknown Trivia:
The Collins family moved to Westchester County, New York, in 1977 after Collins married Diane Olbright. Divorce has since taken place between the couple.
In Southampton, New York, Collins and Suzannah Gilman were married on July 21, 2019.

Billy Collins Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 172 cm
In Meters 1.72 m
In feet Inches 5'8"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 72 Kg
In Pounds 158 lbs

Eye Color
Brown

Hair Color
Gray

Billy Collins Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
William Collins

Mother's Name
Katherine Collins

Spouse
Suzannah Gail Collins

Son(s)
William Ray Collins Jr.

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