Ballistics

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Pan Macmillan UK, Jun 18, 2009 - Poetry - 128 pages
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A Billy Collins poem is instantly recognisable.

"Using simple, understandable language," notes USA Today, the two-term US Poet Laureate "captures ordinary life - its pleasure, its discontents, its moments of sadness and of joy."

His everyman approach to writing resonates with readers everywhere and generates fans who would otherwise never give a poem a second glance. Now, in this stunning new collection, Collins touches on a greater array of subjects - love, death, solitude, youth, and aging - delving deeper than ever before.

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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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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

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

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About the author (2009)

Billy Collins has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. A professor of English at Lehman College, he was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States for 2001 to 2003, and Poet Laureate of New York State from 2004 to 2006.

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