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Horoscopes for the Dead By Billy Collins

Horoscopes for the Dead
by Billy Collins

A bold and richly imaginative new collection from the former US Poet Laureate

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Horoscopes for the Dead Summary


However arresting, outlandish, or hilarious, the poems in Horoscopes for the Dead are typically prompted by the familiar things of the world: dogs, stars, food, love, and marriage as well as life's local triumphs and disappointments, joys and shames. Collins's gift is to unlock the mysterious in the ordinary, and he is always careful to take his reader with him. Indeed, no other living poet has done more to reengage and revitalize poetry's readership, or so deservedly earned its trust. Few poets have his ability to mix bold, unadorned statements with lyric invention and imaginative richness. And here in these new poems, Collins's inimitable tone - wry, smart, funny, and wise - takes on a darker shade, as the poems declare a deep awareness of transience and mortality. The result is the revelation of a world more precious, more fragile, richer in colour and form than ever. Praise for Billy Collins `A writer . . . fully aware of his work's power to delight' New York Times `A poet of plentitude, irony, and Augustan grace' New Yorker

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GOR003330614
Horoscopes for the Dead
Billy Collins
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2011-07-01
128
0330543733
9780330543736
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