I have attended several Poetry events that featured Billy Collins. Most recently, his Holy Cross evening, sponsored by the Alumni Association.
My wife just gave me his book “Whale Day”, last Christmas. If you have not purchased his books, you should, as you will enjoy his collection of poetry.
With the popularity of Amanda Gorman as a young poet, interest in poetry is on the upswing.
Once the Prior Center for Performing Arts is opened, the Holy Cross English and Classics Departments should sponsor the “ Billy Collins” Poetry Festival, similar to the Sunken Garden Festival each summer.
Post by higheredguy on Apr 29, 2021 15:47:31 GMT -5
It'd be interesting to see if there are plans for the school to market the Classics department in a more prominent way. The article states it's one of the best undergrad only departments in the country.