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Nine Horses
Poems
Written by Billy Collins

Nine Horses
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Category: Poetry
Imprint: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: October 2003
Price: $16.00
Can. Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75520-0 (0-375-75520-9)
Pages: 144
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Nine Horses is yet another brilliant curve in the phenomenal trajectory of this poet’s career. Already in his forties when he debuted with a full-length book, The Apple That Astonished Paris, Collins has become the first poet since Robert Frost to combine high critical acclaim with broad popular appeal. And, as if to crown this success, he was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States for 2001–2002, and reappointed for 2002–2003.

What accounts for this remarkable achievement is the poems themselves, quiet meditations grounded in everyday life that ascend effortlessly into eye-opening imaginative realms. These poems, in which Collins continues his delicate negotiations between the clear and the mysterious, the comic and the elegiac, are sure to sustain and increase his audience of avid readers.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Billy Collins is the author of six collections of poetry, including Sailing Alone Around the Room; Questions About Angels; The Art of Drowning; and Picnic, Lightning. He also selected and introduced the poems in Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry.

He is a Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York.

Collins is the Poet Laureate of the United States.





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