"Collins's new greatest hits collection, SAILING ALONE AROUND THE ROOM, is certainly hospitable. There are brainy, observant, spit-shined moments on almost every page...He's the anti-Jorie Graham...You finish SAILING ALONE AROUND THE ROOM feeling pleased that such a sensible and gifted man is America's poet laureate -- young writers have plenty to learn from his clarity and apparent ease -- while harboring nagging doubts about whether his work belongs on the high shelf of work by the best living American poets. Which is probably O.K. with Collins. I'd guess he wants his collections on that lower shelf, perhaps even a bedside table, anywhere that's close at hand. "Collins, Billy is the author of 'Sailing Alone Around the Room New and Selected Poems', published 2001 under ISBN 9780375503801 and ISBN 0375503803.