Ballistics by Billy Collins

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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.

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Billy Collins is the award-winning author of "The Trouble with Poetry, Nine Horses, Sailing Alone Around the Room", and "Picnic, Lightning", among other poetry collections. He has edited the anthologies "Poetry 180" and "180 More". He is a distinguished professor of English at Lehman College, City University of New York, where he has taught for the past thirty years. From 2001 to 2003 he served as the Poet Laureate of the United States. Kneen is the illustrator of many children's books. She also does finely detailed artwork in designing motifs and illustrations for Wedgewood China.
Published August 10, 2011 by Random House. 129 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In a new collection of poems, Billy Collins reiterates many of his usual themes with a healthy dose of his usual panache — and performs one of his best-enjoyed feats: skewering poetry.

Oct 02 2008 | Read Full Review of Ballistics: Poems

A Patchwork of Books

This poem in particular made me smile in recognition.Evasive ManeuversI grew up hiding from the other children.I would break off from the packon its patrol of the streets every Saturdayand end up alone behind a hedgeor down a dim hallway in a strange basement.No one ever came looking for me,which...

Aug 13 2014 | Read Full Review of Ballistics: Poems

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