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Nine Horses

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  • Posted May 9, 2009

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    Readable

    So many people do not like poetry because they feel it is too distant and difficult. Metaphors are unclear, one thing means another, images aren't concrete. You've heard the complaints. Billy Collins transcends all that. He could be one of the most accessible poets I've read yet he is not literal nor is he condescending. Reading these poems is a pleasure.
    Rev.Zak

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2002

    this is why he is laureate

    Billy Collins is the everyman's poet. Regardless of whether or not he'll be remembered a hundred years from now, and regardless of some people's opinion of the content of his verse, he is a good poet. He is one of the few who successfully use humor in his poems. His poems are easy to understand, but still have a literary backing to them. You don't have to have a doctorate in English to understand what he writes, but you can tell Collins is intelligent and well-read. You find yourself chuckling at some poems, and many times wishing you had come up with a phrase or an idea he uses. Read this collection (or his new and selected) and you'll understand why he has the popularity he does.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2002

    fantastic!!!

    this is the best thing I have read in a long time! It moves me to write--my new muse!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Sample, NOT

    The sample had not one single sample of the poetry, just the first 11 pages of the book, BEFORE the content of the book started. Not amusing.
    I like this poet's work, and may buy this book anyway, but from a bricks and mortar store so I can ACTUALLY sample the content.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2003

    Excellent Work

    The poetry in this book is absolutly awesome. The author is on his way to greatness.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2003

    Kinda bland

    Some writings kinda week, but overall good book. Would really prefer more emotional poetry.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2002

    THE WIZARD OF PELUCID

    A solid collection sure to entertain. Odd note: curious lack of "jazz" poems, a subject Billy Collins has written about exuberantly in earlier collections. Could some editor at Random House have suggested their reduction?

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    Posted February 19, 2009

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