Nine Horses by Billy Collins

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Nine Horses, Billy Collins’s first book of new poems since Picnic, Lightning in 1998, is the latest curve in the phenomenal trajectory of this poet’s career. Already in his forties when he debuted with a full-length book, The Apple That Astonished Paris, Collins has become the first poet since Robert Frost to combine high critical acclaim with broad popular appeal. And, as if to crown this success, he was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States for 2001–2002, and reappointed for 2002–2003.

What accounts for this remarkable achievement is the poems themselves, quiet meditations grounded in everyday life that ascend effortlessly into eye-opening imaginative realms. These new poems, in which Collins continues his delicate negotiations between the clear and the mysterious, the comic and the elegiac, are sure to sustain and increase his audience of avid readers.

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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 August 10, 2011 by Random House. 144 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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