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Billy Collins & Aimee Mann

Words & Music
(2013/2014 Lectures)

Thu, Apr 17
8:00 PM
Principal Sponsors:
Lillian Lovelace
Diana and Simon Raab Foundation

Santa Barbara Premiere

“[Aimee Mann is] one of the finest songwriters of her generation.” The New York Times

“Billy Collins writes lovely poems... Gently and consistently startling, more serious than they seem.” – John Updike


Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins sees humor as “a door into the serious” – a door that thousands of readers have opened with amazement and delight. Oscar-nominated songwriter and indie music star Aimee Mann is a wordsmith herself, penning “sharp, literate, carefully crafted lyrics” (The Telegraph, U.K.) that reflect her wry and quirky worldview. The two first met at a 2011 White House event paying tribute to the art of American poetry and now come together for a rare evening of poetry and music, celebrating the marvels of their companionable crafts.

Pre-signed books by Billy Collins will be available for purchase



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