The Apple that Astonished Paris: Poems

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University of Arkansas Press, 2006 - Poetry - 61 pages
14 Reviews
A collection which includes some of Collins' most anthologized poems, including Introduction to Poetry, Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun in the House, and Advice to Writers.
  

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Review: The Apple That Astonished Paris

User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

Billy Collins is a great poet...this is from someone who does not read a lot of poetry, but his reaches me. It is usually easy to read and understand and usually has a laugh in it as well. Read full review

Review: The Apple That Astonished Paris

User Review  - Jaffa Kintigh - Goodreads

This is my second time reading this collection. It is easy to read and clever, though the cleverness is usually cloying. I look for beauty in the poems I read, in particular, the beauty of describing ... Read full review

Contents

IV
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V
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VI
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VII
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VIII
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IX
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X
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XI
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXIV
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XXV
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
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XLIV
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XLVI
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Billy Collins is Distinguished professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York. He was appointed poet laureate of the United States for 2001?2003 and is currently the poet laureate of New York State. He is the author of eight collections of poetry including his latest, The Trouble with Poetry.

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