The Art of Drowning

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University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995 - Poetry - 95 pages
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This collection of poems has a subject matter ranging from the gustatory pleasures of osso buco to an analysis of the handwriting of Keats; from the art form of the calendar pinup to blues music.

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Beautiful imagery, easy to read and understand. - Goodreads
And his writing is gorgeous. - Goodreads
I like the word play and the pictures the words convey. - Goodreads
They are easy to read and relatable. - Goodreads
The author has a great use of imagery. - Goodreads

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My favorite part about reading poetry is how I start thinking in rhythm, in verse. Several green sticky notes remind me of phrases I like. I want more. Read full review

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User Review  - Christy Sibila - Goodreads

Billy Collins is superb, as always. His poetry is funny, startling, and gorgeous. But most importantly, his words do what I want poetry to do: they burrow deep down into my soul, and stir things up a bit. Read full review



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Billy Collins has published six collections of poetry, including Questions About Angels and The Art of Drowning, Picnic, Lightning, his latest, sold more than 25,000 copies in its first year. He teaches at Lehman College of the City University of New York and at Sarah Lawrence College. He was named U.S. Poet Laureate in June 2000.

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