WINNER—BEST POETRY—GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
NEWSWEEK/THE DAILY BEAST
Billy Collins is widely acknowledged as a prominent player at the table of modern American poetry. And in this smart, lyrical, and mischievous collection of poetry, which covers the everlasting themes of love and loss, youth and aging, solitude and union, Collins’s verbal gifts are on full display.
About the Author
Billy Collins is the author of a dozen books of poetry and was called America's most popular poet by the New York Times. He served as U. S. Poet Laureate 2001-2003, and the New York Public Library named him a Literary Lion. This is his first book designed for children.
“The most companionable of poetic companions.”—The New York Times
“Collins continues his penchant for writing witty, companionable verse that’s often rooted in everyday matters.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Collins writes of time and death with humor and whirligig images and wordplay so unexpected and delectable, reading his poetry is like watching a magician transform ordinary objects—a coin, a card—into something breathtaking out of thin air.”—Booklist
“This is the poet’s richest work to date.”—Newsday
“Beloved, witty, smart, yet accessible.”—St. Petersburg Times
“Billy Collins is one of today’s most popular poets, revered for his ability to evoke humor and heartbreak in verses both subtle and sagacious.”—Wisconsin State Journal