Picnic, Lightning (Pitt Poetry Series)

Picnic, Lightning (Pitt Poetry Series)

Billy Collins

Winner of the 1999 Paterson Poetry Prize

during the last decade, Billy Collins has emerged because the such a lot loved American poet when you consider that Robert Frost, garnering serious acclaim and vast renowned allure. Annie Proulx admits, "I have by no means sooner than felt possessive a few poet, yet i'm fiercely happy that Billy Collins is ours." John Updike broadcasts his poems "consistently startling, extra severe than they appear, they describe the entire worlds which are and have been and a few others besides."

This detailed, constrained variation celebrates Billy Collins's years as U.S. Poet Laureate. Picnic, Lightning--one of the books that helped determine and safe his acceptance and recognition in the course of the 1990s--combines humor and seriousness, wit and sublimity. His poems contact on quite a lot of matters, from jazz to demise, from climate to intercourse, yet percentage universal floor the place the brain and middle can meet. no matter if interpreting him for the 1st time or the 50th, this collector's variation is a must have for a person drawn to the poet the New York Times calls easily "the genuine thing."

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