Billy Collins is one of the world's most popular poets. While his poems often begin in the everyday and domestic, fans kw that they might end anywhere - and that they will lift their heads from the book to a world startlingly different from the one they had left moments before. Billy Collins' previous collection, Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes , was an extraordinary success, introducing thousands of readers to his exhilarating poetry for the first time. By turns wildly funny and intensely moving, Nine Horses looks set to win Billy Collins even more admirers. 'Billy Collins is one of my favorite poets in the world' - Carol Ann Duffy. 'Delightfully direct, he won't lose you in his lyricism but will transport you to a better place' - The Times .
Billy Collins's Selected Poems, Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes, was published to great acclaim in 2000. He is the current US Poet Laureate and one of America's most popular poets. He lives in Westchester County, New York.
Shortlisted for Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection 2003.