Write America: A Reading for Our Country

Hosted by Book Revue

Join Book Revue of Huntington, N.Y. for the first episode of Write America featuring former U.S. Poets Laureate Rita Dove & Billy Collins as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation.

Order signed/bookplated copies of the selected works of Rita Dove and Billy Collins by adding the books to your cart below!

This event is free to attend. Register here.


RITA DOVE won the Pulitzer Prize for her third book of poetry, "Thomas and Beulah," in 1987 and was U.S. Poet Laureate 1993-95. She received the National Humanities Medal from President Clinton and the National Medal of Arts from President Obama — the only poet ever to receive both. Her many honors include a 2017 NAACP Image Award (for Collected Poems 1974-2004), the Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities, and the Academy of American Poets’ Wallace Stevens Award. She is the Henry Hoyns Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia. Her 11th collection of poetry, "Playlist for the Apocalypse," is forthcoming from W.W. Norton in the summer of 2021.

BILLY COLLINS's latest book of poems is "Whale Day." He served as U.S. Poet Laureate and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

— From the event website.