Trouble with Poetry PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Trouble with Poetry  free pdf Playfulness, spare elegance, and wit epitomize the poetry of Billy Collins.""With his distinct voice and accessible language, America's two-term Poet Laureate has opened the door to poetry for countless people for whom it might otherwise remain closed. Like the present book's title, Collins's poems are filled with mischief, humor, and irony, "Poetry speaks to all people, it is said, but here I would like to address / only those in my own time zone"-but also with quiet observation, intense wonder, and a reverence for the everyday: "The birds are in their trees, / the toast is in the toaster, / and the poets are at their windows. / They are at their windows in every section of the tangerine of earth-the Chinese poets looking up at the moon, / the American poets gazing out / at the pink and blue ribbons of sunrise." Through simple language, Collins shows that good poetry doesn't have to be obscure or incomprehensible, qualities that are perhaps the real trouble with most "serious" poetry: "By now, it should go without saying / that what the oven is to the baker / and the berry-stained blouse to the drycleaner / so the window is to the poet." In this dazzling new collection, his first in three years, Collins explores boyhood, jazz, love, the passage of time, and, of course, writing-themes familiar to Collins's fans but made new here. Gorgeous, funny, and deeply empathetic, Billy Collins's poetry is a window through which we see our lives as if for the first time.

About Billy Collins

Billy Collins is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Nine Horses, Sailing Alone Around the Room, Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, and Picnic, Lightning. He is also the editor of Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry and 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day. A distinguished professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York, he was Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003. He currently serves as the Poet Laureate of New York State.

Details Book

Author : Billy Collins
Publisher : Random House USA Inc
Data Published : 01 November 2005
ISBN : 037550382X
EAN : 9780375503825
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 88 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Trouble with Poetry



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Aimless Love  free pdfAimless Love

    Billy Collins puts the fun back in profundity. Alice Fulton 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 new poems with selections from four previous books "Nine Horses..


  • Horoscopes for the Dead free pdfHoroscopes for the Dead

    Collins is widely acknowledged as a prominent player at the table of modern American poetry. And in this smart. lyrical. and mischievous collection of poetry..


  • Best of Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! More Famous People Play Best of Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! More Famous People Play "Not My Job" ...

    Billy Collins. U.S. poet laureate from 2001 to 2003. plays a game called. I can feel it coming in the air tonight. in which he responds to questions about musician Phil Collins..


  • The Road Not Taken and Other Selected Poems free pdfThe Road Not Taken and Other Selected Poems

    Robert Frost is one of America's most beloved poets. He won four Pulitzer prizes for his poetry and was invited to read his poetry at John F. Kennedy's inauguration. His life was filled with personal tragedy which his poetry often reflected..


  • The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems free pdfThe Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems

    The "Trouble with Poetry" is the new collection from probably the most popular poet in the entire planet. and finds everyone's favourite contemporary Pre-Socratic in as funny and wise (and sometimes joyfully silly) form as ever..


  • Trouble with Poetry  free pdfTrouble with Poetry

    Downloadable Books. Playfulness, spare elegance, and wit epitomize the poetry of Billy Collins.""With his distinct voice and accessible language, America's two-term Poet Laureate has opened the door t