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The author of the book: Billy Collins
Edition: Random House (NY)
Date of issue: September 1st 2001
ISBN: 1588360954
ISBN 13: 9781588360953
Language: English
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"High, most encouraging tidings"--that is how Billy Collins, the widely read and widely acclaimed poet, describes the music in his poem about the gospel singing group The Sensational Nightingales. The same phrase applies, just as joyfully, to the arrival of Sailing Alone Around the Room, a landmark collection of new and selected poems by this Guggenheim Fellow, NPR contributor, New York Public Library "Literary Lion," and incomparably popular performer of his own good works.
From four earlier collections, which have secured for him a national reputation, Collins offers the lyric equivalent of an album of Greatest Hits. In "Forgetful-ness," memories of the contents of a novel "retire to the southern hemisphere of the brain, to a little fishing village where there are no phones." In "Osso Buco," a poem about gustatory pleasure, the "lion of content-ment" places a warm heavy paw on the poet's chest. In "Marginalia," he catalogs the scrawled comments of books' previous readers: " 'Absolutely, ' they shout to Duns Scotus and James Baldwin. 'Yes.' 'Bull's-eye.' 'My man!'" And he also serves us a generous portion of new poems, including "Man Listening to Disc," a jazz trip with headphones, and "The Iron Bridge," a wildly speculative, moving elegy.
Whether old or new, these poems will catch their readers by exhilarating surprise. They may begin with irony and end in lyric transcendence. They may open with humor and close with grief. They may, and often do, begin with the everyday and end with infinity. Wise, funny, sad, stealthy, and always perfectly clear, these poems will not be departing for that little fishing village with no phones for a long, long time. Billy Collins, possessedof a unique lyric voice, is one of American poetry's most sensational nightingales.


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Ebook Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems read Online! William A. ("Billy") Collins is an American poet. He served two terms as the Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003. In his home state, Collins has been recognized as a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library (1992) and selected as the New York State Poet for 2004.


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AARON

Fun book for children and their parents

MUHAMMAD

The beginning is exciting, but at the end of the book is just a very template.

AMELIE

Not when you can say the book is better.

CALLUM

Another one-time book, but it was interesting.

BROOKE

You want to waste your time? This book fits perfectly.




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