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  • Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems

    By Billy Collins

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679644057
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: 2013
    From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first compilation of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines more than fifty new poems with selections from four previous books—Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. Collins’s unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard on every page, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience. His work is featured in top literary magazines such as The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Atlantic, and he sells out reading venues all across the country. Appearing regularly in The Best American Poetry series, his poems appeal to readers and live audiences far and wide and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. By turns playful, ironic, and serious, Collins’s poetry captures the nuances of everyday life while leading the reader into zones of inspired wonder. In the poet’s own words, he hopes that his poems “begin in Kansas and end in Oz.” Touching on the themes of love, loss, joy, and poetry itself, these poems showcase the best work of this “poet of plenitude, irony, and Augustan grace” (The New Yorker).
  • Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds

    By Billy Collins

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780231150873
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Published: November 2012
    A former U.S. poet laureate joins a top bird illustrator to create a collection of images and classic and contemporary verse devoted to a variety of birds, in an array that include poems by Chaucer, Robert Browning, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, John Updike, Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens and many more. Reprint.
  • Dylan Thomas: The Caedmon Collection

    By Dylan Thomas

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9780060790837
    • Publisher: CAEDMON AUDIO
    • Published: November 2004
    This collection includes not only Dylan Thomas reading his finest work, but also rare recordings of Thomas reading his finest work, but also rare recordings of Thomas reading his favorite writers--including W.H. Auden and Shakespeare. Some of the selections include Thomas' poetry: 'Fern Hill' and 'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night;' his prose: Adventures in the Skin Trade and Quite Early One Morning, and his final work--Under Milk Wood, a play. This recording of Under Milk Wood included here is the only one in existence with Dylan Thomas in the cast. Presented on 11 CDs, running time approximately 12 1/2 hours.
  • Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years

    By Jim Kacian

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393348873
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: January 2016
    Haiku in English is an anthology of more than 800 brilliantly chosen poems that were originally written in English by over 200 poets from around the world. Although haiku originated as a Japanese art form, it has found a welcome home in the English-speaking world. This collection tells the story for the first time of Anglophone haiku, charting its evolution over the last one hundred years and placing it within its historical and literary context. It features an engaging introduction by former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins and an insightful historical overview by leading haiku poet, editor, and publisher Jim Kacian.The selections range from the first fully realized haiku in English, Ezra Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro,” to plentiful examples by haiku virtuosos such as John Wills, Marlene Mountain, Nick Virgilio, and Raymond Roseliep, and to investigations into the genre by eminent poets like John Ashbery, Allen Ginsberg, and Seamus Heaney. The editors explore the genre’s changing forms and themes, highlighting its vitality and its breadth of poetic styles and content. Among the many poems on offer are organic form experiments by E. E. Cummings and Michael McClure, evocations of black culture by Richard Wright and Sonia Sanchez, and the seminal efforts of Jack Kerouac.
  • Horoscopes for the Dead

    By Billy Collins

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812975628
    • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: March 2012
    Billy Collins was Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003 and Poet Laureate of New York State from 2004 to 2006. He is the author of nine collections of poetry. This smart, lyrical and mischievous volume covers the everlasting themes of love and loss, youth and aging, solitude and union, all of which invoke and display the poet’s verbal gifts. 106p.
  • Leaves of Grass

    By Walt Whitman

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780451419170
    • Publisher: New Amer Library Classics
    • Published: November 2013
    A new paperback edition of the author's seminal poetic work features the version authorized by the poet himself and a foreword by acclaimed poet Billy Collins. Original.
  • Picnic, Lightning

    By Billy Collins

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780822956709
    • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
    • Published: January 1998
    Presents a collection of poems that explores the minutiae of life
  • Questions About Angels

    By Billy Collins

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780822956983
    • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
    • Published: January 1999
  • The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense

    By Daniel Menaker

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780544800632
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • Published: October 2016
  • The Apple That Astonished Paris

    By Billy Collins

    Our Price: $16.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781557288233
    • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
    • Published: February 2006
  • The Rain in Portugal: Poems

    By Billy Collins

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812982688
    • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: October 2017
  • The Stuffed Owl: An Anthology of Bad Verse

    By D.B. Wyndham Lewis

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590170380
    • Publisher: NYRB
    • Published: April 2003
    Presents an anthology of some of the worst poetry ever created by some of the most important poets of the English language, featuring works by Dryden, Wordsworth, and Keats, among others. Original.
  • The Subway Pictures

    By Peter Peter

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400062843
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: October 2004
    This intimate and original phototographic celebration of urban life in the centennial year of the NYC subway system presents roughly seventy candid color pictures culled from thousands thephotographer Peter Peter snapped with his basic three- megapixel camera. Whether we're looking at a very tall man crocheting with incredible concentration, people flamboyantly exercising or praying on the platform, or awoman applying makeup, the world that comes across is astonishingly human and unselfconscious. 144p.
  • The Trouble with Poetry: And Other Poems

    By Billy Collins

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375503825
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: October 2005
    Two-term Poet Laureate has received critical acclaim by the public unseen since Robert Frost, his poems have captivated the mass with over a quarter million volumes of his work sold. With his first collection of poems in three years, Collins returns with this collection of verse filled with mischief, humor, and irony. Exploring such themes as boyhood, jazz, love, the passage of time, fans of Collins will immediately become engrossed with the accessibility and empathyinfused in these lyrics. Through these pieces readers for the first time will see charm of his quiet observations on life.
  • Trout Fishing In America

    By Richard Brautigan

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780547255279
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: January 2010
    Several decades ago, Richard Brautigan made a lot of young people and hopefully some older ones, read his books. Things in the outer world were pretty grim going. That war. Cronkite every night telling you that's the way it was. The body count. Richard Brautigan was counting other things. Well, counting on other things happening. Counting on the lure of the line. The fishing for some space in his head and our heads where maybe we couldjust picture ourselves living the life of our imaginations. Brautigan made a kind of surreal leap to get there. Kind of sad the toll it took - shotgun blast in Big Sur, and all. But hey, the trout are still a gettin'. We're still here!

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