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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).
  • Ballistics: Poems

    By Billy Collins

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400064915
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: 2008
    Two-term U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins imbues each of his outstanding poems with a searing sense of realism that resonates long after it is read. With a clear, simple style, Collins addresses the human condition in his unique, unforgettable voice. In 'Ballistics' Collins presents a moving collection of poems, drawn from his experience of the world around him, that deal with subjects ranging from love and death to solitude and aging. 'All I do these drawn-out days/is sit in my kitchen at Pheasant Ridge/ where there are no pheasants to be seen/ and, last time I looked, no ridge.' This is another captivating collection of poems from a living legend of poetry.
  • 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.
  • Horoscopes for the Dead

    By Billy Collins

    Our Price: $6.95 - $7.50
    • 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.
  • Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems

    By Billy Collins

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375503801
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: September 2001
    A collection by the Poet Laureate of the United States for 2001-2002.
  • 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: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781557288233
    • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
    • Published: February 2006
  • The Golden Age: Poems of the Spanish Renaissance

    By Edith Grossman

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393329919
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: August 2007
    Presents translations and original text of forty key poetic works from the Spanish Renaissance, with capsule biographies of such literary figures as Garcilaso de la Vega, Fray Luis de Leon, Lope de Vega, and Luis de Gâongora.
  • The Poets Laureate Anthology

    By Elizabeth Hun Schmidt

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393061819
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: October 2010
    Elizabeth Hun Schmidt has gathered and introduced poems by each of the forty-three poets who have been named this country's poet laureate since the post, originally called the consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress, was established in 1937. Spirted introductions place the poets and their poems in historical and literary context and shine light on the interesting and oftren uneasy relationship between politics and art. Developed in association with the Library of Congress. Notes & Sources, Permissions Acknowledgements, Index. 762p.
  • 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 Spoken Word Revolution: Slam, Hip Hop & the Poetry of a New Generation (CD Included)

    By Mark Eleveld

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781402202469
    • Publisher: SOURCEBOOKS
    • Published: 2003
    Describes how contemporary poetry intended to be spoken out loud has brought about a revitalization of interest in poetry, and presents works by more than forty leading poets.
  • The Trouble with Poetry: And Other Poems

    By Billy Collins

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375755217
    • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: March 2007
    This latest, dazlling collection explores boyhood, jazz, love, the passage of time, andm of course, writing. Gorgeous, funny, and empathetic, Billy Collins's poetry is a window through which we see our lives as if for the first time. Collins was Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003; he currently serves as the Poet Laureate of New York State. 85p.
  • Tomorrow's Living Room: Poems

    By Jason Whitmarsh

    Our Price: $9.97
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780874217469
    • Publisher: Utah State University Press
    • Published: June 2009
    Volume 13 in the Swenson Award Series, Tomorrow's Living Room offers a pleasantly disorienting verbal territory. The collection is alternately wry and dark, hopeful and bleak, full of unexpected light and laugh-out-loud incongruities. We begin to see that the shape and the furniture of Jason Whitmarsh's world reflect our own (they may in fact be universal), but we're considering them through completely new terms of engagement. Selected by, and with a foreword by, Billy Collins. The annual Swenson competition, named for May Swenson, honors her as one of America’s most provocative and vital writers. In John Hollander’s words, she was “one of our few unquestionably major poets.”
  • 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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