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The Art of Drowning
     

The Art of Drowning

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by Billy Collins
 

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Lovely poems--lovely in a way almost nobody's since Roethke's are. Limpid, gently and consistently startling, more serious than they seem, they describe all the worlds that are and were and some others besides."--John Updike

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Lovely poems--lovely in a way almost nobody's since Roethke's are. Limpid, gently and consistently startling, more serious than they seem, they describe all the worlds that are and were and some others besides."--John Updike

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"A wonderful, thoughtful, sly, and moving collection." 
--San Francisco Chronicle

"A brilliant collection."
--Washington Post

"Deft observation, droll wit, and outrageous assertions are whizzing past."
—Bloomsbury Review

“Lovely poems—lovely in a way almost nobody’s since Roethke’s are. Limpid, gently and consistently startling, more serious than they seem, they describe all the worlds that are and were and some others besides.”
—John Updike

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822955672
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Series:
Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
612,245
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

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Hometown:
Somers, New York
Date of Birth:
March 22, 1941
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Holy Cross College, 1963; Ph.D. in Romantic poetry, University of California at Riverside, 1971

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