Other literary forms

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Billy Collins has confined himself primarily to poetry in his printed work. Besides composing his own poetic works, he has edited a number of poetry anthologies, including Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003), 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005), The Best American Poetry, 2006 (2006; with David Lehman), and Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds (2009). However, he has been quick to embrace other means of communicating his work. The Best Cigarette (1993) and Billy Collins Live (2005) are compact disc readings. Collins has also published online in Cortland Review, an electronic literary magazine. In 2002, one of his essays was included in The Eye of the Poet: Six Views of the Art and Craft of Poetry.