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  • Audio CD: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group; Unabridged edition (22 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385366396
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385366397
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 14.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,275,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The treat of treats. Unlike the wedding guest waylaid by Coleridge's Ancient Mariner, the reader emerges from encounters with Collins as a wiser and far happier person. (Geoff Dyer, Books of the Year New Statesman)

This collection of new and selected poetry is a perfect introduction for the reader . . . a wry, understated often dark humour emerges (Belfast Telegraph) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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An inspired collection of new and selected poems from the former US Poet Laureate --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ancient Mariner on 15 April 2015
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The main customer reviews on this page are truly remarkable. It is a testament to the accessibility and appeal of Billy Collins that so many "non-professional" readers understand, appreciate and write movingly and well about Collins's work. Since this particular volumne is more or less a sampler drawn from his last four volumes , with some new works of varying appeal at the end, it is a perfectly fine place to start if you are new to Collins, and you will undoubtedly find many pleasures, large and small.

Collins's work is described as "popular", "plain", "appealing" and "accessible", (which is all true), and those descriptions can be interpreted as praise or dismissal, depending upon the describer's own preferences and prejudices. Since poetry isn't my job and tenure wars and academic posturing are a thing of the past, sometimes I just want to read and enjoy a poem. There is playfulness, irony, simplicity, honesty, sincerity and humor here, as well as some show boating and the occasional hard edge. There is great technical finesse. There is energy and a sense of welcoming. If you're new to Collins, or new to poetry, or just in need of respite and, perhaps, comfort, these are very nice pieces over which to pause and reflect.

Please note that I received a free advance ecopy of this book in exchange for a candid review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mye on 22 Mar. 2014
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I had never heard of Billy Collins before this book was recommended to me and he is now my favourite contemporary poet. His poems encapsulate modern life and his way of looking at things resonate with a wide audience. I have picked out poems for colleagues who are not into poetry and they have quickly identified with the concept he so simply portrays through his eloquent but accessible use of language. A easy but thoughtful read
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Read something about him in the Guardian which prompted me to look at his work. His relaxed style often hides a deeper meaning. Highly recommended.
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This is a fine collection of poems by one the the very best poets wring anywhere today. Refreshing and uplifting.
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Splendid, as ever.
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