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ISBN13: 9780812975611
ISBN10: 0812975618
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In this moving and playful collection, Billy Collins touches on an array of subjects—love, death, solitude, youth, and aging—delving deeper than ever before into the intricate folds of life.

About the Author

Billy Collins is the author of eight collections of poetry, including The Trouble with Poetry, Nine Horses, Sailing Alone Around the Room, Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, and Picnic, Lightning. He is also the editor of Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry and 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day. A distinguished professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York, he was Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003 and Poet Laureate of New York State from 2004 to 2006.

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Swede, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by Swede)
As I move into the 74th year of my life, I pick up any page in "Ballistics" by Billy Collins and find the line "Crashing through the iron gates of life is what it is all about" and reflect on the September 17 murder of my nephew Sean. He did just that and died trying to get funds to send for his wife in the Philippines. He "drained the cup of life to the dregs" so I am strangely comforted.

Poetry by Collins is healing. Don't miss this collection. You can't forget his lines, his meaning.

Dolores I. Dinneen
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Collins, Billy
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General Poetry
Poetry-A to Z
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