Billy Collins, Poet • Sarah Sze, Artist

About the Poet

Billy Collins is the author of several books of poetry, including "Horoscopes for the Dead" (Random House, 2012), "Ballistics" (2008), "The Trouble with Poetry" (2005), "Nine Horses" (2002), and "Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems" (2001). He served as the Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 - 2003 and the New York State Poet Laureate from 2004 - 2006.

About the Artist

Sarah Sze represented the United States at the Venice Biennale in 2013, and was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2003. She has exhibited her intricate sculptural installations in museums worldwide, and her works are held in the permanent collections of prominent institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Sze has been featured in international Biennials and has created public works for MIT, Walker Art Center, the High Line and the Public Art Fund in New York. She was born in Boston and lives and works in New York.

"Subway" read by the Poet