Ireland with the Bard

US Poet Laureate Billy Collins brings words to the wonders of golf in Donegal

Episode 163: The Bard in Ireland The Golfer's Journal Podcast

The New York Times calls Billy Collins America’s most popular living poet. The Golfer’s Journal calls him a fine golfer as well, and a lover of all things Irish. When it comes to his poetry, Collins says, “I have one reader in mind, someone who is in the room with me, and who I’m talking to, and I want to make sure I don’t talk too fast, or too glibly.” In this conversation with Tom Coyne following a week-long stay at Donegal’s Rosapenna, Collins doesn’t talk too fast or glibly as he describes the magic of Ireland’s northwest, and for the first time shares a freshly-penned tribute to links golf.

St Patrick’s Links at Rosapenna