Billy Collins, “Feedback”


The woman who wrote from Phoenix
after my reading there

to tell me they were all still talking about it

just wrote again
to tell me that they had stopped.

Horoscopes for the Dead is the ninth collection from Billy Collins, the former U.S. Poet Laureate (and also a former laureate of New York State). Two other poems from this collection appeared in Poetry: “Memorizing ‘The Sun Rising’ by John Donne” and “The Chairs That No One Sits In.”

2 April 2011 | poetry |