TGJ Podcast 24

Billy Collins

The rock star of American poets duels our host at Winter Park 9

Episode 24: Billy Collins The Golfer's Journal Podcast

“He’s done really well for himself. He occupies this unique space as a poet: he gets giant advances for his books; his readings are all sold out; he’s read in all 50 states. He’s the rock star of poets in America.”

Tom Coyne

The match: TGJ Senior Writer Tom Coyne versus one of his literary heroes, U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. The course: Winter Park 9 outside Orlando. The bet: A poem. Listen to find out who wins, what it was like for Collins to read his work in front of Congress and whether he invites Tom to Augusta.