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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.
Title: Bright wings
an illustrated anthology of poems about birds
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2010
Characteristics: xiii, 268 p. :,col. ill. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Billy Collins ; paintings by David Allen Sibley
Contents: John James Audubon / Stephen Vincent Benet
Introduction Loons mating / David Wagoner
Drifting off / Seamus Heaney
Mother Carey's hen / David Yezzi
Birds / Robert Creeley
Pelican / Carol Frost
Magnificent frigatebird / George Green
Blue booby / James Tate
Heron / Will H. Ogilvie
Hope and love / Jane Hirshfield
On the sight of swans in Kensington Gardens / Charles Lamb
On the marriage of friends / Greg Delanty
Swan and shadow / John Hollander
Wild geese / Mary Oliver
Teal / Naito Joso
From Woody's Restaurant, Middlebury / Greg Delanty
Still, citizen sparrow / Richard Wilbur
To a farmer who hung five hawks on his barbed wire / David Wagoner
Evening hawk / Robert Penn Warren
You and I saw hawks exchanging the prey / James Wright
from The parliament of fowls / Geoffrey Chaucer
Peregrine falcon, New York City / Robert Cording
Make-falcon / Linda Gregorson
Dalliance of the eagles / Walt Whitman
Pheasant / Sylvia Plath
Bird at the leather mill / Joshua Mehigan
Coot / Mary Howitt
Plover / Kathleen Jamie
Shorebird-watching / Amy Clampitt
On a 3 1/2 oz. lesser yellowlegs, departed Boston August 28, shot Martinique September 3 / Eamon Grennan
Sandpiper / Elizabeth Bishop
Ballet of the fifth year / Delmore Schwartz
Seagulls / John Updike
Kittiwake / Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
After reading Peterson's guide / Linda Pastan
Lost parrot / Susan Mitchell
Contrast; the parrot and the wren / William Wordsworth
Great horned owl / Charles Simic
Barred owl / Richard Wilbur
To a captive owl / Henry Timrod
Owl / David Bottoms
Great gray owl / Annie Finch
Owl / Carl Rakosi
Owl / Edward Thomas
Chimney swifts / Mark Jarman
Swifts / Anne Stevenson
Swifts / Gerald Stern
Humming-bird / D.H. Lawrence
Kingfisher / Lisa Williams
Kingfisher / Amy Clampitt
Woodpecker keeps returning / Jane Hirshfield
Woodpecker / Elizabeth Madox Roberts
Arts of joy / Kevin Stein
Black Phoebe / Timothy Steele
Shrike / Henry David Thoreau
Still missing the jays / Stanley Plumly
Magpie's song / Gary Snyder
Paired things / Kay Ryan
Calves not chosen / Linda Gregg
Crows start demanding royalties / Lucia Perillo
Questions poems ask / Lawrence Raab
Ravens at Deer Creek / Robert Wrigley
Ravens of Denali / Dorianne Laux
Ode to the swallow / Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Swallow / John Clare
Emperor's bird's-nest / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Watching the swallows / Dorothy Wordsworth
from The princess; O swallow / Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Home-thoughts, from Abroad / Robert Browning
Cliff swallows / Debra Nystrom
Blue swallows / Howard Nemerov
December notes / Nancy McCleery
In Walden wood the chickadee / Ralph Waldo Emerson
Titmouse / Walter de la Mare
Bluebirds / Henry David Thoreau
Darkling thrush / Thomas Hardy
Thrushes / Siegfried Sassoon
I have a bird in spring / Emily Dickinson
I dreaded that first robin so / Emily Dickinson
Love's good-morrow / Thomas Heywood
To Robin Red-breast / Robert Herrick
Poor Cock Robin / Robert Service
Death of Lesbia's bird / Catullus
Of the air / Daniel Halpern
Cedar waxwings / Jonathan Aaron
Cedar waxwing on Scarlet Firethorn / Stanley Plumly
Song / John Keats
Warbler announcing spring at morning / Shotetsu
Happy bird / John Clare
Bird watching / John Ciardi
Cardinal / Henry Carlile
Cardinals in a shower at Union Square / Stanley Plumly
Pair of tanagers / Mark Jarman
Brave sparrow / Michael Collier
Love song / Carol Muske-Dukes
Christmas sparrow / Billy Collins
Sparrow trapped in the airport / Averill Curdy
Partita for sparrows / Brenda Hillman
Visitation / Jeffrey Harrison
Old acquaintance / Mark Jarman
Call of the junco bird / Edward Hirsch
Redwing blackbirds / Robert Penn Warren
Red-winged blackbirds / Juliana Gray
Birds / William Carlos Williams
Thirteen ways of looking at a blackbird / Wallace Stevens
Keeping track / Bob Hicok
Grackles / Lisa Wiliams
Rose-breasted grosbeak / Juliana Gray
Faithful friend / William Cowper
Caged goldfinch / Thomas Hardy
For the birds: a charm of goldfinches / Cecilia Woloch
Rara avis / Brendan Constantine
Summary: 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.
Additional Contributors: Collins, Billy
Sibley, David - 1961-
ISBN: 9780231150873
0231150873
9780231150842
0231150849
Branch Call Number: 821 B855 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Headings: Birds Poetry English poetry American poetry
Topical Term: Birds
English poetry
American poetry
LCCN: 2009019318
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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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