Prominent American poet and professor who served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001-2003. His well-known poetry collections are the Artwork of Drowning, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Deceased. He was raised in NEW YORK and attended the faculty from the Holy Mix. Later, he analyzed at the University or college of California, Riverside. THE BRAND NEW York Occasions once lauded him as the utmost popular of most American poets. He was the just kid of Katherine and William Collins, and he wedded Diane Collins. His function was praised by renowned writer John Updike.