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Collins, Billy

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Most widely held works by Billy Collins
Sailing alone around the room : new and selected poems by Billy Collins( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a collection of witty, emotional, and direct poems by the popular and critically acclaimed poet, including selections from his four previous collections and new works such as "Man Listening to a Disc," about headphones
Questions about angels : poems by Billy Collins( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Collins -- winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship, veteran of a one-hour Fresh Air interview with Terry Gross, and a guest on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion -- arrives at Random House with the poetic equivalent of a Greatest Hits album, seasoned with some wonderful new numbers. Ranging from a lament over "Forgetfulness"--"Whatever it is you are struggling to remember/it is not poised on the tip of your tongue, /not even lurking in some obscure corner of your spleen"--to a love poem that starts with weighing a dog, to a definitive "Life of Riley" ("He never had a job, a family or a sore throat"), Billy Collins' poems often seem modest and homespun, until the reader finds himself suddenly dissolving into laughter or tears. As for his popularity, a recent piece in Publishers Weekly, which ran before his three-book deal with Random House was made public, will perhaps be more convincing than any editor trying to flog a book in a fact sheet could be: "In February alone, three of Collins' collections sold nearly 8000 copies ... Fresh Air/Terry Gross recently rebroadcast an hour-long interview with Collins; the following day Picnic, Lightning briefly hit #59 in Amazon.com's bestseller rankings." Billy Collins is a dynamic and popular reader. He makes between thirty and forty appearances a year. His arrival at a prominent trade publishing house will ensure an even wider audience for his poetry and will capitalize on his increasing popularity. Household name may not be too much to ask for
Picnic, lightning by Billy Collins( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of poems that explores the minutiae of life
Nine horses : poems by Billy Collins( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by the Poet Laureate of the United States
The trouble with poetry and other poems by Billy Collins( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry by American poet Billy Collins which reflects themes on boyhood, jazz, love, the passage of time, and writing
Aimless love : new and selected poems by Billy Collins( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a volume of more than fifty new poems accompanied by a generous gathering from the author's collections of the past decade, lending insight into his overall poetic achievements and his use of playful, ironic, and melodic language
The apple that astonished Paris by Billy Collins( )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1988 the University of Arkansas Press published Billy Collins's
Ballistics : poems by Billy Collins( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former U.S. poet laureate and best-selling author of Nine Horses and Around the Room presents a new compilation of his acclaimed poems, some of which have never before been published
The poets laureate anthology( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by each of the forty-three poets who have been named our nation's Poet Laureate since the post (originally called Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress) was established in 1937
Horoscopes for the dead : poems by Billy Collins( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new collection, "America's most popular poet" covers the everlasting themes of love and loss, life and death, youth and aging, solitude and union
The rain in Portugal : poems by Billy Collins( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Billy Collin's first new book in three years contains more than forty new poems that showcase the generosity, playfulness, and wisdom that have made him one of our most beloved poets"--
Poetry 180 : a turning back to poetry by Billy Collins( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 this case, to poetry. A collection of 180 poems by the most exciting poets at work today, Poetry 180 represents the richness and diversity of the form, and is designed to beckon readers with a selection of poems that are impossible not to love at first glance. Open the anthology to any page and discover a new poem to cherish, or savor all the poems, one at a time, to feel the full measure of contemporary poetry's vibrance and abundance. With poems by Catherine Bowman, Lucille Clifton, Billy Collins, Dana Gioia, Edward Hirsch, Galway Kinnell, Kenneth Koch, Philip Levine, Thomas Lux, William Matthews, Frances Mayes, Paul Muldoon, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sharon Olds, Katha Pollitt, Mary Jo Salter, Charles Simic, David Wojahn, Paul Zimmer, and many more
The art of drowning by Billy Collins( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems offers insights into common and unusual life events and the human condition
180 more : extraordinary poems for every day( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 audience. In 180 More, Collins continues his ambitious mission of exposing readers of all ages to the best of today's poetry. Like its predecessor, 180 More is the perfect anthology for anyone who appreciates thoughtful, clear poems that are an immediate pleasure to read and a lasting source of insight and feeling. And for readers who have lost touch with poetry, this collection will lead them back to the fold
Bright wings : an illustrated anthology of poems about birds( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In this beautiful collection of poems and paintings, Billy Collins, former U.S. poet laureate, joins with David Allen Sibley, America's foremost bird illustrator, to celebrate the winged creatures that have inspired so many poets to sing for centuries. From Catullus and Chaucer to Robert Browning and James Wright, poets have long treated birds as powerful metaphors for beauty, escape, transcendence, and divine expression. Here, in this substantial anthology, more than one hundred contemporary and classic poems are paired with close to sixty original, ornithologically precise illustrations. Part poetry collection, part field guide, part art book, Bright Wings presents verbal and visual interpretations of the natural world and reminds us of our intimate connection to the "bright wings" around us. Each in their own way, these poems and pictures honor the enchanting creatures that have been, and continue to be, longtime collaborators with the poet's and painter's art
The best American poetry, 2006 by Billy Collins( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains seventy-five poems by American poets, selected by the editor as the best of 2005, and includes a brief profile of each featured poet
Ferlinghetti : a Rebirth of Wonder( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This incisive and entertaining portrait of American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti explores his vital role as catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself. Interviews with Ferlinghetti and others reveal a rich mélange of characters and events that unfolded in postwar America, including the publication of Allen Ginsberg's Howl, William S. Burroughs' Naked lunch, and Jack Kerouac's On the road. In 1953 Ferlinghetti opened City Lights Bookstore, which quickly evolved into an iconic institution symbolizing social change and literary freedom. Six decades later, it is still going. Featuring Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Allen Ginsberg; Pulitzer Prize winner Gary Snyder; Dennis Hopper; former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins; Dave Eggers; Anne Waldman; Obie Award winner Michael McClure; PEN Open Book Award winner Amiri Baraka; Bob Dylan & more
Aimless love : [a selection of poems] by Billy Collins( Recording )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first compilation of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines more than fifty new poems with selections from four previous books: Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. Collins's unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, has enriched the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expanded its audience
Dylan Thomas : the Caedmon collection by Dylan Thomas( Recording )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents recordings of the poetry and prose of Dylan Thomas, and selected works by other authors originally produced in1952 as well as other archival recorded material from the 1950s and 1960s and recordings from the BBC and CBC
Daddy's little boy by Billy Collins( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated version of a song which describes how special a son is to his father
 
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Sailing alone around the room : new and selected poems
Alternative Names
Billy Collins Amerikaans dichter

Billy Collins amerikansk poet

Billy Collins écrivain américain

Billy Collins költő az Egyesült Államokból

Billy Collins poeta estadounidense

Billy Collins poeta statunitense

Billy Collins US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Collins, William A. 1941-

Gulielmus Collins

Билли Коллинз американский поэт

בילי קולינס

בילי קולינס משורר אמריקאי

بيلي كولينز

بيلي كولينز شاعر أمريكي

بیلی کالینز شاعر آمریکایی

빌리 콜린스

콜린스, 빌리

コリンズ, ビリー

比利·柯林斯

Languages
English (212)

Dutch (3)

Spanish (2)

Arabic (1)

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Questions about angels : poemsPicnic, lightningNine horses : poemsThe trouble with poetry and other poemsThe apple that astonished ParisBallistics : poemsThe poets laureate anthologyHoroscopes for the dead : poems