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Credit: Suzannah Gilman SOLD OUT! Premier Event: Billy CollinsSaturday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems Introduction by Ken Fields, poet and Stanford English professor In partnership with the Stanford Humanities Center From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first compilation of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines more than fifty new poems with selections from four previous books—Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. By turns playful, ironic, and serious, Collins’s poetry captures the nuances of everyday life while leading the reader into zones of inspired wonder. Billy Collins is the author of ten collections of poetry and is also the editor of Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry, 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, and Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds. A Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York, and Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Winter Park Institute of Rollins College, he was Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003 and Poet Laureate of New York State from 2004 to 2006. The Stanford Humanities Center sponsors advanced research into the historical, philosophical, and cultural dimensions of human experience. The Center's international visitors, fellowships, research workshops, and public events strengthen the intellectual and creative life of the University, foster innovative scholarship and teaching, and enrich the community's understanding of our common humanity. Tickets are available now online at Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets will be available at Kepler's soon.