On Saturday, December 13, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins will read his work and beloved
winter selections at The New York Botanical Garden. The reading, located in the Botanical Garden’s
Ross Hall and starting at 2 p.m., will include several of his train and winter-themed poems.
Currently, the Garden’s Poetry for Every Season: Holiday Poetry Walk features many of Collins’ poems
displayed in the Garden’s landscape and is accompanied by a free cell phone audio tour, including
Collins’ own reading of his work. Visitors can stroll through the Leon Levy Visitor Center and along
Perennial Garden Way while enjoying Collins’ “Winter,” “Snow Day,” “A History of Weather,” “Grand
Central,” and “Shoveling Snow with Buddha,” among others. The reading and Poetry for Every Season:
Holiday Poetry Walk are in conjunction with the Garden’s annual blockbuster exhibition, the Holiday
Poetry for Every Season: Holiday Poetry Walk is co-presented with the Poetry Society of America.
When: Saturday, December 13, 2014, 2 p.m.
Where: The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) at Fordham Road
Bronx, New York
Note: Seating is limited; advance tickets are recommended. Select the Special Program & AllGarden
Pass titled Winter Poetry and Music when purchasing tickets at nybg.org. Poetry
Reading with Billy Collins is included with admission to the Holiday Train Show®.