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Picnic, Lightning - (Pitt Poetry) by Billy Collins (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 104

Genre: Poetry

Sub-Genre: American

Series Title: Pitt Poetry

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

Book theme: General

Author: Billy Collins

Language: English

TCIN: 77833160
UPC: 9780822956709
Item Number (DPCI): 247-16-3440


Winner of the 1999 Paterson Poetry Prize

Over the past decade, 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. John Updike proclaims his poems consistently startling, more serious than they seem, they describe all the worlds that are and were and some others besides.

This special, limited edition celebrates Billy Collins's years as U.S. Poet Laureate. Picnic, Lightning--one of the books that helped establish and secure his reputation and popularity during the 1990s--combines humor and seriousness, wit and sublimity. His poems touch on a wide range of subjects, from jazz to death, from weather to sex, but share common ground where the mind and heart can meet. 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.

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