Called “the most popular poet in America” by the New York Times, Billy Collins has published eight collections of poetry, including his most recent, Horoscopes for the Dead. His poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and The American Scholar. He served as U.S. Poet Laureate for 2001-2003. He is a winner of the Mark Twain Award from Poetry Foundation, which recognizes a poet’s contributions to humor in American poetry, among many other awards. He will speak at Gasson Hall, room 100 at 7 p.m. on Mar.1. Sponsor: Lowell Humanities Series.