Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems

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Random House Publishing Group, 26 abr. 2011 - 128 páginas
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Billy Collins is widely acknowledged as a prominent player at the table of modern American poetry. And in this smart, lyrical, and mischievous collection of poetry, which covers the everlasting themes of love and loss, youth and aging, solitude and union, Collins’s verbal gifts are on full display.

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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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The Flimeur
11
The Guest
18
Horoscopes For the Dead
27
A Question About Birds
37
At the Home of the Baroness
43
Memorizing The Sun Rising
51
My Unborn Children
57
Delivery
64
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Sobre el autor (2011)

Billy Collins is the author of nine collections of poetry, including Ballistics, 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, and a distinguished fellow of the Winter Park Institute of Rollins College, 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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