Questions about Angels

Questions about Angels

by Billy Collins
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ISBN-10:
0822956985
ISBN-13:
9780822956983
Pub. Date:
01/07/1999
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
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Overview

Questions about Angels

Billy Collins has emerged as the most beloved American poet since Robert Frost, garnering critical acclaim and broad popular appeal. Annie Proulx admits, "I have never before felt possessive about a poet, but I am fiercely glad that Billy Collins is ours."

This special, limited edition celebrates Billy Collins's years as U.S. Poet Laureate. Questions About Angels—one of the books that helped establish and secure his reputation and popularity during the 1990s—is remarkable for its wry, inquisitive voice and its sheer imaginative range. Edward Hirsch selected this classic book for the National Poetry Series, and each of Collins's poems-from his meditation on forgetfulness to his musings on the behavior of angels-is an exploration of imaginative possibilities. Whether reading him for the first time or the fiftieth, this collector's edition is a must-have for anyone interested in the poet the New York Times calls simply "the real thing."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822956983
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 01/07/1999
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 505,054
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

1.American Sonnet3
A History of Weather5
First Reader7
Student of Clouds9
Candle Hat11
The Death of Allegory13
Reading Myself to Sleep15
The Norton Anthology of English Literature17
The Hunt19
Forgetfulness20
2.Questions About Angels25
A Wonder of the World27
Mappamundi29
The First Geniuses31
The Afterlife33
The Dead35
Endangered36
Going Out for Cigarettes37
3.Purity41
Cliche43
Field Guide44
Putti in the Night45
The Man in the Moon47
Horseman, Pass By!48
Memento Mori50
The Last Man on Earth51
Come Running52
Modern Peasant53
Instructions to the Artist54
Weighing the Dog56
One Life to Live57
The Wires of the Night58
Axiom60
Vade Mecum61
Not Touching61
Night Sand62
Love in the Sahara63
Invective64
4.The Life of Riley: A Definitive Biography67
Jack68
Metamorphosis70
Saturday Morning71
Late Show72
Pie Man74
Wolf75
The History Teacher77
Pensee79
The Discovery of Scat81
Dog82
The Willies83
On Reading in the Morning Paper That Dreams May Be Only Nonsense85
Rip Van Winkle87
English Country House88
Nostalgia90
Acknowledgments93

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