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The Art of Drowning (Pitt Poetry) by Billy Collins
The Art of Drowning (Pitt Poetry)

Sarah Ritter, November 10, 2007

In my 30-plus years of sharing poetry with students ranging from age 10 to 75, Billy Collins stands out as the 21st century's "Poet of the People." He offers love, loss, humor, and pathos, but never, ever the bitter, or sometimes, emotional coldness of his predecessor, Robert Frost. As the New England daughter of New Englanders, Frost stands strong, but Collins makes me smile and sigh,... and remember; all things Frost could not.

I am grateful to have Billy Collins' 'art of words' to share, celebrate, and illuminate the wonder of poetry.

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