Ballistics: Poems

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 10, 2011 - Poetry - 128 pages
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In this moving and playful collection, Billy Collins touches on an array of subjects—love, death, solitude, youth, and aging—delving deeper than ever before into the intricate folds of life.
 

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User Review  - bell7 - LibraryThing

In this book of poems, former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins ruminates on the everyday, love, divorce, solitude, and more. The poems are free verse with two or three lines per stanza and hardly a ... Read full review

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Having read some of Collins' other collections, I can only say that this work doesn't stand up to his earlier collections. I may be judging this collection slightly more harshly because of my past ... Read full review

Contents

August in Paris
5
The FourMoon Planet
12
The Poems of Others I
18
January in Paris
25
Llzxee
55
Le Chien
68
Ornithography
83
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Billy Collins is the author of eight collections of poetry, including The Trouble with Poetry, Nine Horses, Sailing Alone Around the Room, Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, and Picnic, Lightning. He is also the editor of Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry and 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day. A distinguished professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York, he was Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003 and Poet Laureate of New York State from 2004 to 2006.


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