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180 More
Extraordinary Poems for Every Day
Edited by Billy Collins

180 More
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Category: Poetry - Anthologies (multiple authors); Poetry - American - General; Poetry - Subjects & Themes - General
Imprint: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: March 2005
Price: $15.95
Can. Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7296-2 (0-8129-7296-1)
Pages: 400

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 audience. In 180 More, Collins continues his ambitious mission of exposing readers of all ages to the best of today’s poetry.

Here are another 180 hospitable, engaging, reader-friendly poems, offering surprise and delight in a wide range of literary voices–comic, melancholy, reflective, irreverent. If poetry is the original travel literature, this anthology contains 180 vehicles ready to carry you away to unexpected places.

"Where was this book when I was struggling to teach Creative Writing: Contemporary Poetry to juniors and seniors in high school? Any such course today has to consider Poetry 180 as a textbook and every library needs a copy on its shelves." —James Beschta, KLIATT

With poems by
Robert Bly
Carol Ann Duffy
Eamon Grennan
Mark Halliday
Jane Kenyon
David Kirby
Thomas Lux
Donna Masini
W. S. Merwin
Paul Muldoon
Carol Muske-Dukes
Vijay Seshadri
Naomi Shihab Nye
Gerald Stern
Ron Padgett
Linda Pastan
Victoria Redel
Franz Wright
Robert Wrigley
and many more


WINNER 2006 - New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age