Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins
Poems

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WINNER—BEST POETRY—GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS
 
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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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About Billy Collins

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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 April 26, 2011 by Random House. 129 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The 1990s belonged to Billy Collins in the same way that the 1980s belonged to Robert Fulghum (All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten). Collins's gently ironic, gently elegiac work—the mi

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Dallas News

And I’m thinking why not have a go at learning it by heart, though Collins’ poem makes clear how much time that will take – how only after hours stepping up and down the poem, / testing the plank of every line, / it goes with me now, contracted into a little spot within.

Mar 25 2011 | Read Full Review of Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems

The Agony Column

... The poem "Grave," begins the book with Collins standing over his parents' graves
, asking ... 'Horoscopes for the Dead' uses language to engage the world with a
sense of wonder and an undercurrent of joy. ... Review Archive

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