Bright Wings

Author: Billy Collins
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231150873
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Nature

Presents an anthology of poetry about birds from both classical and contemporary poets alike, in a work that features paintings from bird illustrator David Allen Sibley.

In the Eye of the Animal

Author: Patricia Cox Miller
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812250350
Release Date: 2018-07-03
Genre: History

In the Eye of the Animal: Zoological Imagination in Ancient Christianity complicates the role of animals in early Christian thought by showing how ancient texts and images celebrated a continuum of human and animal life.

Poetry 180

Author: Billy Collins
Publisher: Random House Trade
ISBN: 9780812968873
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Poetry

Billy Collins compiles 180 poems, one for each day of the school year, for high school students to read so that they might learn the value of poetry in their daily lives.

Aimless Love

Author: Billy Collins
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780812984651
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Poetry

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “America’s favorite poet.”—The Wall Street Journal From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first volume of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines fifty new poems with generous selections from his four most recent books—Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. Collins’s unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard on every page, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience. His work is featured in top literary magazines such as The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Atlantic, and he sells out reading venues all across the country. Appearing regularly in The Best American Poetry series, his poems appeal to readers and live audiences far and wide and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. By turns playful, ironic, and serious, Collins’s poetry captures the nuances of everyday life while leading the reader into zones of inspired wonder. In the poet’s own words, he hopes that his poems “begin in Kansas and end in Oz.” Touching on the themes of love, loss, joy, and poetry itself, these poems showcase the best work of this “poet of plenitude, irony, and Augustan grace” (The New Yorker). Envoy Go, little book, out of this house and into the world, carriage made of paper rolling toward town bearing a single passenger beyond the reach of this jittery pen and far from the desk and the nosy gooseneck lamp. It is time to decamp, put on a jacket and venture outside, time to be regarded by other eyes, bound to be held in foreign hands. So off you go, infants of the brain, with a wave and some bits of fatherly advice: stay out as late as you like, don’t bother to call or write, and talk to as many strangers as you can. Praise for Aimless Love “[Billy Collins] is able, with precious few words, to make me cry. Or laugh out loud. He is a remarkable artist. To have such power in such an abbreviated form is deeply inspiring.”—J. J. Abrams, The New York Times Book Review “His work is poignant, straightforward, usually funny and imaginative, also nuanced and surprising. It bears repeated reading and reading aloud.”—The Plain Dealer “Collins has earned almost rock-star status. . . . He knows how to write layered, subtly witty poems that anyone can understand and appreciate—even those who don’t normally like poetry. . . . The Collins in these pages is distinctive, evocative, and knows how to make the genre fresh and relevant.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Collins’s new poems contain everything you've come to expect from a Billy Collins poem. They stand solidly on even ground, chiseled and unbreakable. Their phrasing is elegant, the humor is alive, and the speaker continues to stroll at his own pace through the plainness of American life.”—The Daily Beast “[Collins’s] poetry presents simple observations, which create a shared experience between Collins and his readers, while further revealing how he takes life’s everyday humdrum experiences and makes them vibrant.”—The Times Leader From the Hardcover edition.

The Best American Poetry 2012

Author: Mark Doty
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439181522
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Genre: Poetry

An anthology of contemporary poets presents works that reflect the diversity in American poetry

The Rain in Portugal

Author: Billy Collins
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780399588303
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: Poetry

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins comes a twelfth collection of poetry offering over fifty new poems that showcase the generosity, wit, and imaginative play that prompted The Wall Street Journal to call him “America’s favorite poet.” The Rain in Portugal—a title that admits he’s not much of a rhymer—sheds Collins’s ironic light on such subjects as travel and art, cats and dogs, loneliness and love, beauty and death. His tones range from the whimsical—“the dogs of Minneapolis . . . / have no idea they’re in Minneapolis”—to the elegiac in a reaction to the death of Seamus Heaney. A student of the everyday, Collins here contemplates a weather vane, a still life painting, the calendar, and a child lost at a beach. His imaginative fabrications have Shakespeare flying comfortably in first class and Keith Richards supporting the globe on his head. By turns entertaining, engaging, and enlightening, The Rain in Portugal amounts to another chorus of poems from one of the most respected and familiar voices in the world of American poetry. Praise for The Rain in Portugal “Nothing in Billy Collins’s twelfth book . . . is exactly what readers might expect, and that’s the charm of this collection.”—The Washington Post “This new collection shows [Collins] at his finest. . . . Certain to please his large readership and a good place for readers new to Collins to begin.”—Library Journal “Disarmingly playful and wistfully candid.”—Booklist

Horoscopes for the Dead

Author: Billy Collins
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780679604501
Release Date: 2011-04-26
Genre: Poetry

WINNER—BEST POETRY—GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEWSWEEK/THE DAILY BEAST NATIONAL BESTSELLER 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. Note to Readers: adjusting the size of the type on your e-reading device may affect the line formatting of this eBook. We have formatted the eBook so that any words that get bumped to a new line in a poem will be noticeably indented.

Haiku in English The First Hundred Years

Author: Philip Rowland
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393240757
Release Date: 2013-08-26
Genre: Poetry

The first anthology to map the full range of haiku in the English tradition. Haiku in English is an anthology of more than 800 brilliantly chosen poems that were originally written in English by over 200 poets from around the world. Although haiku originated as a Japanese art form, it has found a welcome home in the English-speaking world. This collection tells the story for the first time of Anglophone haiku, charting its evolution over the last one hundred years and placing it within its historical and literary context. It features an engaging introduction by former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins and an insightful historical overview by leading haiku poet, editor, and publisher Jim Kacian. The selections range from the first fully realized haiku in English, Ezra Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro,” to plentiful examples by haiku virtuosos such as John Wills, Marlene Mountain, Nick Virgilio, and Raymond Roseliep, and to investigations into the genre by eminent poets like John Ashbery, Allen Ginsberg, and Seamus Heaney. The editors explore the genre’s changing forms and themes, highlighting its vitality and its breadth of poetic styles and content. Among the many poems on offer are organic form experiments by E. E. Cummings and Michael McClure, evocations of black culture by Richard Wright and Sonia Sanchez, and the seminal efforts of Jack Kerouac.

Ein Monster sieht rot

Author: Larry Correia
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783732540730
Release Date: 2017-05-26
Genre: Fiction

Agent Franks ist etwas ganz Besonderes. Zusammengesetzt aus verschiedenen menschlichen Teilen und versehen mit unmenschlichen Kräften, gehört er zu den effektivsten Waffen, die Monster Hunter International zu bieten hat. Doch nur unter einer Bedingung stellt er seine durchschlagenden Fähigkeiten der Organisation zur Verfügung: Sie musste ihm versprechen, keine weiteren Wesen wie ihn zu erschaffen. Franks Schöpfer ist jedoch unersättlich. Im Rahmen eines Geheimexperiments will er dreizehn neue Monster zum Leben erwecken. Als Franks davon Wind bekommt, bahnt sich Ärger an ... und das nicht auf leisen Sohlen...

180 More

Author: Billy Collins
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780812972962
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Poetry

Selected and introduced by America's former poet laureate, a second innovative anthology of 180 works by leading contemporary poets features the work of Robert Bly, Jane Kenyon, Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds, Franz Wright, Paul Muldoon, Edward Hirsch, and other notable writers. Original. 45,000 first printing.

The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Author: Emily Dickinson
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780307823786
Release Date: 2012-08-22
Genre: Poetry

Emily Dickinson lived as a recluse in Amherst, Massachusetts, dedicating herself to writing a "letter to the world"--the 1,775 poems left unpublished at her death in 1886. Today, Dickinson stands in the front rank of American poets. This enthralling collection includes more than four hundred poems that were published between Dickinson's death and 1900. They express her concepts of life and death, of love and nature, and of what Henry James called "the landscape of the soul." And as Billy Collins suggests in his Introduction, "In the age of the workshop, the reading, the poetry conference and festival, Dickinson reminds us of the deeply private nature of literary art."

The Best American Poetry 2011

Author: Kevin Young
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439181492
Release Date: 2011-09-20
Genre: Poetry

An anthology of contemporary poets presents works that reflect the diversity in American poetry

The Poets Laureate Anthology

Author: Elizabeth Schmidt
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393061817
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Poetry

This collection features work from each of the United States' 43 poets laureate since the post was established in 1937, with introductions and historical and literary context for each and including William Carlos Williams, Elizabeth Bishop and Rita Dove.

The Best of Poetry in Motion Celebrating Twenty Five Years on Subways and Buses

Author: Alice Quinn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393609387
Release Date: 2017-09-26
Genre: Poetry

“Poems once in motion…continue to move their readers. And what an imaginative variety of poetic delights is offered here.”—Billy Collins It would have pleased Walt Whitman, that poet of urban motion, to envision his words coursing by electrified rail through a diverse, global city of 8 million souls. Since 1992, with the presentation of an excerpt from Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” the Poetry in Motion program—co-sponsored by MTA Arts & Design and the Poetry Society of America—has brought more than 200 poems, in whole or in part, before the eyes of millions of subway and bus riders, offering a moment of timelessness in the busy day. The poems are by an eclectic mix of writers, from Sappho and Sylvia Plath to W. H. Auden, Rita Dove, Seamus Heaney, Nikki Giovanni, Patrick Phillips, and Aracelis Girmay. Each of the 100 poems gathered here has, in sixteen lines or less, the power to enliven the quotidian, provide nourishment for the soul, and enchant even the youngest among us.

Lord Byron s Foot

Author: George Dawes Green
Publisher: St Augustine PressInc
ISBN: 1587314770
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Poetry