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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Billy Collins’ poetry, I believe, is absolutely brilliant. He has said that one of the problems with poetry can be its inaccessibility, the distance created between the poet and the reader when the ... Read full review

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Billy Collins brought contemporary poetry to the mass market, by writing poems that are fun, good-hearted, and honest. No mysteries, no riddles, just a first rate generous mind observing the world ... Read full review

Contents

Osso Buco
8
Directions
10
Influence
12
Copyright

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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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