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  • Published: 15 October 2002
  • ISBN: 9780375755194
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $27.99
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Sailing Alone Around The Room



From America’s Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, this collection contains both new poems and a generous gathering from his earlier collections.

Sailing Alone Around the Room, by America’s Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, contains both new poems and a generous gathering from his earlier collections The Apple That Astonished Paris, Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, and Picnic, Lightning. These poems show Collins at his best, performing the kinds of distinctive poetic maneuvers that have delighted and fascinated so many readers. They may begin in curiosity and end in grief; they may start with irony and end with lyric transformation; they may, and often do, begin with the everyday and end in the infinite. Possessed of a unique voice that is at once plain and melodic, Billy Collins has managed to enrich American poetry while greatly widening the circle of its audience.

  • Published: 15 October 2002
  • ISBN: 9780375755194
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $27.99
Categories:

About the author

Billy Collins

Billy Collins is the author of seven collections of poetry,including, most recently, Nine Horses and the bestsellingcollection. Sailing Alone Around the Room. He is aDistinguished Professor of English at Lehman College ofthe City University of New York and is the creator of"Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools,"| which encourages students to listen to poetry every day ofthe school year. He was appointed poet laureate of theUnited States for 2001-2002 and reappointed for 2002-2003.

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