Billy Collins: Small, Funny and Poignant Things

Meet The Author  |  Festival Highlights  |  English  |  1 hr

13 Nov Sat, 9pm – 10pm
Festival Pass Plus  - $28 (Early Bird) | $35 (Regular)
location SISTIC Live
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Last updated: 25 Nov 2021, 6:25pm

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A master of combining quiet, everyday observations with his signature playful wit, two-term US Poet Laureate Billy Collins is one of America’s most beloved contemporary poets. Whether it's about watching television in bed or procrastinating on paperwork, join Collins as he makes room for new reflections about our seemingly mundane pains and unsung pleasures.

This programme is made possible with the support of the U.S. Embassy Singapore and includes a live Q&A towards the end of the session.


Samuel Lee is the author of A Field Guide to Supermarkets in Singapore (Math Paper Press, 2016), which was awarded the Singapore Literature Prize for Poetry in English in 2018. His work has been published in the Yale Literary Magazine, Cordite Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Singapore.