New Letters
On The Air

Billy Collins

Poetry

Interviewed by: Robert Stewart

Catalog Number: 20040331, 20030702, 20030409

U.S. Poet Laureate (2001-2003) Billy Collins is considered one of America’s most popular and accessible poets, and has managed to combine that popularity with the highest critical acclaim.  In this thoughtful interview, Collins discusses many topics, including the current rise in popularity and function of poetry, and reads and discusses poems from several of his collections, including his 2002 work, Nine Horses.  

| Interview Year: 2002 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Poet Laureate of the United States |

See All audio

    Tim O'Brien

    Vietnam veteran and National Book Award-winning fiction writer Tim O'Brien discusses his experiences and reads from his now classic short story collection,...

    Monica Youn

    A lawyer-turned-poet, Monica Youn has written three books of poetry, and now teaches creative writing in New York. Twice a finalist for the National Book Award, she reveals why she felt the need to leave the legal field for creative writing after ...

Kansas City Literary Events

Melanie Benjamin

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Wichita, Kan.

News

UMKC's New Letters Ranks Among the Top Literary Journals in the United States

New Letters continues its standing as among the most highly regarded journals for discovering, publishing, and promoting the best new fiction, poetry, and essays. 

Shop

Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.