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Bright Wings

An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds

(Book - 2010)
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From the Publisher: In this beautiful collection of poems and paintings, Billy Collins, former U.S. poet laureate, joins with David Allen Sibley, America's foremost bird illustrator, to celebrate the winged creatures that have inspired so many poets to sing for centuries. From Catullus and Chaucer to Robert Browning and James Wright, poets have long treated birds as powerful metaphors for beauty, escape, transcendence, and divine expression. Here, in this substantial anthology, more than one hundred contemporary and classic poems are paired with close to sixty original, ornithologically precise illustrations. Part poetry collection, part field guide, part art book, Bright Wings presents verbal and visual interpretations of the natural world and reminds us of our intimate connection to the "bright wings" around us. Each in their own way, these poems and pictures honor the enchanting creatures that have been, and continue to be, longtime collaborators with the poet's and painter's art.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780231150873
0231150873
9780231150842
0231150849
Branch Call Number: 821 B855 2010
Characteristics: xiii, 268 p. :,col. ill. ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Collins, Billy
Sibley, David 1961-

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In this beautiful collection of poems and paintings, Billy Collins, former U.S. poet laureate, joins with David Allen Sibley, America's foremost bird illustrator, to celebrate the winged creatures that have inspired so many poets to sing for centuries.


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