Horoscopes for the Dead

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Picador, 2011 - 128 páginas
A bold and richly imaginative new collection from the former US Poet Laureate However arresting, outlandish, or hilarious, the poems in Horoscopes for the Dead are typically prompted by the familiar things of the world: dogs, stars, food, love, and marriage as well as life's local triumphs and disappointments, joys and shames. Collins gift is to unlock the mysterious in the ordinary, and he is always careful to take his reader with him. Indeed, no other living poet has done more to reengage and revitalize poetry's readership, or so deservedly earned its trust. Few poets have his ability to mix bold, unadorned statements with lyric invention and imaginative richness. And here in these new poems, Collins inimitable tone - wry, smart, funny, and wise - takes on a darker shade, as the poems declare a deep awareness of transience and mortality. The result is the revelation of a world more precious, more fragile, richer in colour and form than ever.

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Really enjoyed this collection. Not every poem works for me, so it feels uneven at times, but the good ones more than make up for the bumpy ones. Some amble along not making much of an account for ... Leer reseña completa

LibraryThing Review

Reseña de usuario  - wjmcomposer - LibraryThing

Really enjoyed this collection. Not every poem works for me, so it feels uneven at times, but the good ones more than make up for the bumpy ones. Some amble along not making much of an account for ... Leer reseña completa

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Billy Collins is the author of nine collections of poetry and the editor of "Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry, 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day, "and" Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems about Birds." 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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