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Ballistics

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ISBN-10: 1400064910

ISBN-13: 9781400064915

Edition: 2008

Authors: Billy Collins

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A Billy Collins poem is instantly recognizable. "Using simple, understandable language," notesUSA Today, the two-term U.S. Poet Laureate "captures ordinary lifeits pleasure, its discontents, its moments of sadness and of joy." His everyman approach to writing resonates with readers everywhere and generates fans who would otherwise never give a poem a second glance. Now, in this stunning new collection, Collins touches on a greater array of subjectslove, death, solitude, youth, and agingdelving deeper than ever before.Ballisticscomes at the reader full force with moving and playful takes on life. Drawing inspiration from the world around him and from such poetic forebears as Robert Frost,…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/9/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Billy Collins has published six collections of poetry, including Questions About Angels and The Art of Drowning, Picnic, Lightning, his latest, sold more than 25,000 copies in its first year. He teaches at Lehman College of the City University of New York and at Sarah Lawrence College. He was named U.S. Poet Laureate in June 2000.

August in Paris
Brightly Colored Boats Upturned on the Banks of the Charles
Searching
High
The Four-Moon Planet
Evasive Maneuvers
August
The Poems of Others
Aubade
No Things
The First Night
January in Paris
Ballistics
Pornography
Greek and Roman Statuary
Quiet
Scenes of Hell
Hippos on Holiday
Carpe Diem
Lost
Dublin
New Year's Day
The Day Lassie Died
Tension
The Golden Years
Vermont, Early November
The Effort
The Lamps Unlit
China
Looking Forward
(detail)
Le Chien
Addendum
On the Death of a Next-Door Neighbor
Separation
Adage
The Flight of the Statues
Passivity
Ornithography
Baby Listening
Bathtub Families
Despair
The Idea of Natural History at Key West
The Fish
A Dog on His Master
The Great American Poem
What Love Does
Divorce
Liu Yung
This Little Piggy Went to Market
Old Man Eating Alone in a Chinese Restaurant
The Breather
Oh, My God!
The Mortal Coil
The Future
Envoy