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Billy Collins

Billy Collins is the author of ten collections of poetry, including Horoscopes for the Dead, Ballistics, The Trouble with Poetry, 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, 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, and Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds. A Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York, and Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Winter Park Institute of Rollins College, he was Poet Laureate of the United... Read More

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Aimless Love
Written by Billy Collins
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | October 21, 2014
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-8267-1 (0-8129-8267-3)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“America’s favorite poet.”—The Wall Street Journal

From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first volume of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines fifty new poems with generous selections from his four most recent books—Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry... Read more






Aimless Love
Written by Billy Collins
Random House | Hardcover | October 2013
$26.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-64405-7 (0-679-64405-9)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“America’s favorite poet.”—The Wall Street Journal

From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first volume of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines fifty new poems with generous selections from his four most recent books—Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry... Read more






Horoscopes for the Dead
Written by Billy Collins
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | March 2012
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7562-8 (0-8129-7562-6)

WINNER—BEST POETRY—GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
NEWSWEEK/THE DAILY BEAST

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

 
Billy 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, which covers the everlasting themes of...

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Ballistics
Written by Billy Collins
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | February 2010
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7561-1 (0-8129-7561-8)

In this moving and playful collection, Billy Collins touches on an array of subjects—love, death, solitude, youth, and aging—delving deeper than ever before into the intricate folds of life. Read more






The Trouble with Poetry
Written by Billy Collins
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | March 2007
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75521-7 (0-375-75521-7)

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... Read more






The Trouble with Poetry
Written by Billy Collins
Random House | Hardcover | October 2005
$22.95/32.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-50382-5 (0-375-50382-X)

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... Read more






180 More
Edited by Billy Collins
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | March 2005
$15.95/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7296-2 (0-8129-7296-1)

Come full circle with 180 new, exciting poems selected and introduced by Billy Collins.

Inspired by Billy Collins’s poem-a-day program for American high schools that he began through the Library of Congress, the original Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry was a gathering of clear, contemporary poems aimed at a wide... Read more






Nine Horses
Written by Billy Collins
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | October 2003
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75520-0 (0-375-75520-9)

In Nine Horses, Billy Collins, America’s Poet Laureate for 2001–2003, continues his delicate negotiation between the clear and the mysterious, the comic and the elegiac. The poems in this collection reach dazzling heights while being firmly grounded in the everyday. Traveling by train, lying on a beach, and listening to jazz... Read more






Poetry 180
Edited by Billy Collins, Introduction by Billy Collins
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | March 2003
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6887-3 (0-8129-6887-5)

A dazzling new anthology of 180 contemporary poems, selected and introduced by America’s Poet Laureate, Billy Collins.

Inspired by Billy Collins’s poem-a-day program with the Library of Congress, Poetry 180 is the perfect anthology for readers who appreciate engaging, thoughtful poems that are an immediate pleasure.

A 180-degree turn implies a turning back—in... Read more






Sailing Alone Around the Room
Written by Billy Collins
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | September 2002
$14.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75519-4 (0-375-75519-5)

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... Read more






The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson
Written by Emily Dickinson, Introduction by Billy Collins
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2000
$12.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-78335-0 (0-679-78335-0)

Emily Dickinson lived as a recluse in Amherst, Massachusetts, dedicating herself to writing a "letter to the world"--the 1,775 poems left unpublished at her death in 1886. Today, Dickinson stands in the front rank of American poets. This enthralling collection includes more than four hundred poems that were published between Dickinson's... Read more





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