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Collins, Billy

Overview
Works: 179 works in 391 publications in 2 languages and 23,401 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Artists' books 
Roles: Narrator, Lyricist, Author of introduction, Speaker, Signer, Composer, Performer, Editor
Classifications: PS3553.O47478, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Billy Collins
Sailing alone around the room : new and selected poems by Billy Collins ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 2,533 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
Nine horses : poems by Billy Collins ( Book )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,889 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 2013 in English and held by 1,861 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
Ballistics : poems by Billy Collins ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,297 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 )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection consists of 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 )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,256 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
Questions about angels : poems by Billy Collins ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 1,236 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 )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of poems that explores the minutiae of life
Aimless love : new and selected poems by Billy Collins ( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,179 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
Poetry 180 : a turning back to poetry ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,036 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 )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of poems offers insights into common and unusual life events and the human condition
The best of the best American poetry ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 poems selected by Robert Pinsky that represent each volume in The best American poetry series
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
The apple that astonished Paris : poems by Billy Collins ( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1988 the University of Arkansas Press published Billy Collins's
Bright wings : an illustrated anthology of poems about birds ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 533 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 ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 511 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
Aimless love [a selection of poems] by Billy Collins ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 377 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
Daddy's little boy by Billy Collins ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illustrated version of a song which describes how special a son is to his father
Dylan Thomas the Caedmon collection by Dylan Thomas ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 282 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
Taking off Emily Dickinson's clothes by Billy Collins ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Collins, William A. 1941-
コリンズ, ビリー
Languages
English (173)
Dutch (3)
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