Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems
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,... show more
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.
Publish date: September 17th 2002
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 172
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Book Club
Age vitam plenissimeTake a walk in the parkperhaps of an evening,moonlight dancing lightlythrough the swaying branches of the willow,reflected off the water,where the heron feeds,Illuminating our path.There is a slight breezea welcome silencelater we will have a fireand listen to the music of the ni...
”I walk through the house reciting it and leave its letters falling through the air of every room.”Whenever I read Billy Collins’ poems, I want to hand them out to people nearby, as if they are small gifts, from him to all of us. They so perfectly exist within their words that they seem almost self...
I know nothing about poetry. A bad experience in my first-year World Literature class sent me running screaming from the English Department. This doesn't mean I don't like poetry, just that I know little about it, or how to find good poetry.But when I read s.penkevich's great review of Sailing Alone...
Of all the poetry books I own, this is my favorite. Billy Collins is such a masterful poet. He brings both poignancy and humor to his poems. I was able to go to a reading of his a few years ago and was completely blown away. Collins is a brilliant poet and this volume is a brilliant selection of his...