Sailing Alone Around the Room

New and Selected Poems

Collins, Billy

Book - 2001
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Sailing Alone Around the Room
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Sailing Alone Around the Room , by America's Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, contains both new poems and a generous gathering from his earlier collections The Apple That Astonished Paris , Questions About Angels , The Art of Drowning , and Picnic, Lightning . These poems show Collins at his best, performing the kinds of distinctive poetic maneuvers that have delighted and fascinated so many readers. They may begin in curiosity and end in grief; they may start with irony and end with lyric transformation; they may, and often do, begin with the everyday and end in the infinite. Possessed of a unique voice that is at once plain and melodic, Billy Collins has managed to enrich American poetry while greatly widening the circle of its audience.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375755194
0375503803
Branch Call Number: 811.5 C712s 2001
Characteristics: 171 p. ;,22 cm

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Former Poet Laureate writes accessible beautiful poetry about every day life. Snappy! Laural W.

List - 10 years of books by: multcolib_lauralw May 12, 2014

These poems show Collins at his best, performing the kinds of distinctive poetic maneuvers that have delighted and fascinated so many readers. ~Billy Collins' poetry is fantastic.

Comment by: multcolib_lauralw Feb 10, 2014

New to poetry? Billy Collins will lead the way down the poetry path.


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Nov 21, 2014

Collins's poems make me smile frequently. He's witty and funny. He's also serious sometimes. His poem "Introduction to Poetry" made me think of my middle school experience. He nailed it.

Feb 10, 2014
  • multcolib_lauralw rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

New to poetry? Billy Collins will lead the way down the poetry path.

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