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The Poetry of Trains: Billy Collins and Young Poets

December 15, 2019

2 p.m.

Seasonal Poetry Returns to NYBG

The beloved New York poet is back for the seventh year reading poems inspired by trains, the holidays—and NYBG! Aspiring verse makers can take part too by submitting original work to our annual Young Poets Contest. Billy Collins will select 12 winners to read their poems on stage and be displayed throughout the Garden grounds.

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Young Poets Contest

In partnership with Poetry Society of America, NYBG invites students to submit original poems inspired by the magic of winter and the holiday season.

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