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Billy Collins
Birth date: March 22, 1941
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There Might Be Cupcakes and Books
There Might Be Cupcakes and Books rated it 1 year ago
I adore poetry, and am a long-time reader of verse, but I guess I simply do not understand the national love for Billy Collins. Emperor, clothes.
MadgeWhitlin rated it 3 years ago
This was, I think, my first encounter with Billy Collins's poetry. I've been aware of him for years, and sometimes remember to look for his books when I'm browsing bookstores or the library, but it took until now to actually find one.I liked this collection, overall, but it didn't blow me away. I'm ...
MarginMan rated it 6 years ago
I received a promotional copy through the First Reads program. So a tip of the hat to Alaina Waagner and the Random House Marketing team.I rate it a soft 4.It's a lot of poetry: 247 pages of it, even after excluding the gap pages between sections. There are four sections of selected poems, ranging i...
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it 6 years ago
As always, I enjoy this man's poetry. Wry observations and surprising analogies. That said, this book wasn't as satisfying as some of his others. In any poetry collection, there are some poems that work for me and some that don't. I found many more that didn't in this one. I enjoyed this one: Table ...
I'll think of a damn title later
I'll think of a damn title later rated it 7 years ago
There are so many versions of the poetic form of haiku that it's impossible for anyone not to find something they love, or something that at least speaks to them. I was happy to see I found fresh voices among those I already know of in this book. A selection of works from this book that I'd call m...
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