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Sailing Alone Around the Room
New and Selected Poems
Written by Billy Collins

Sailing Alone Around the Room
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Category: Poetry - Single Author - American
Imprint: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: September 2002
Price: $16.00
Can. Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75519-4 (0-375-75519-5)
Pages: 192
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Selected for Freshman Reading at Roger Williams University

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.


“What Collins does best is turn an apparently simple phrase into a numinous moment.” —The New Yorker

“It is difficult not to be charmed by Collins, and that in itself is a remarkable literary accomplishment.” —The New York Review of Books

“A brilliant comic sally...a wonderful, sly, and moving collection.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“[Collins] takes the mundane thing and shows you its mystery. And he takes the mysterious and strips it naked.” —The Washington Post



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Billy Collins has published six collections of poetry, including Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, and Picnic, Lightning. He teaches at Lehman College of the City University of New York and at Sarah Lawrence College and was recently appointed named the U.S. Poet Laureate.


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