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The Resource Picnic, lightning, Billy Collins, (electronic book)

Picnic, lightning, Billy Collins, (electronic book)

Label
Picnic, lightning
Title
Picnic, lightning
Statement of responsibility
Billy Collins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Billy Collins -- winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship, veteran of a one-hour Fresh Air interview with Terry Gross, and a guest on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion -- arrives at Random House with the poetic equivalent of a Greatest Hits album, seasoned with some wonderful new numbers. Ranging from a lament over "Forgetfulness"--"Whatever it is you are struggling to remember/it is not poised on the tip of your tongue, /not even lurking in some obscure corner of your spleen"--to a love poem that starts with weighing a dog, to a definitive "Life of Riley" ("He never had a job, a family or a sore throat"), Billy Collins' poems often seem modest and homespun, until the reader finds himself suddenly dissolving into laughter or tears. As for his popularity, a recent piece in Publishers Weekly, which ran before his three-book deal with Random House was made public, will perhaps be more convincing than any editor trying to flog a book in a fact sheet could be: "In February alone, three of Collins' collections sold nearly 8000 copies ... Fresh Air/Terry Gross recently rebroadcast an hour-long interview with Collins; the following day Picnic, Lightning briefly hit #59 in Amazon.com's bestseller rankings." Billy Collins is a dynamic and popular reader. He makes between thirty and forty appearances a year. His arrival at a prominent trade publishing house will ensure an even wider audience for his poetry and will capitalize on his increasing popularity. Household name may not be too much to ask for
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Billy
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O47478
LC item number
P52 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Pitt poetry series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manners and customs
  • American poetry
Label
Picnic, lightning, Billy Collins, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Some days
  • Silence
  • Picnic, lightning
  • In the room of a thousand miles
  • Morning
  • Bonsai
  • Splitting wood
  • Shoveling snow with Buddha
  • I go back to the house for a book
  • After the storm
  • A portrait of the reader with a bowl of cereal
  • Snow
  • Moon
  • Looking west
  • This much I do remember
  • Japan
  • Victoria's Secret
  • Musée des beaux arts revisited
  • Lines composed over three thousand miles from Tintern Abbey
  • Paradelle for Susan
  • Duck/rabbit
  • Fishing on the Susquehanna in July
  • Egypt
  • Home again
  • Lines lost among trees
  • The many faces of jazz
  • Taking off Emily Dickinson's clothes
  • The night house
  • The death of the hat
  • The list of ancient pastimes
  • Passengers
  • Serpentine
  • To a stranger born in some distant country hundreds of years from now
  • Reincarnation and you
  • Jazz and nature
  • And his sextet
  • Where I live
  • My life
  • Aristotle
  • I chop some parsley while listening to Art Blakey's version of "Three blind mice"
  • Afternoon with Irish cows
  • Marginalia
  • What I learned today
  • Journal
Control code
ocn606984902
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (103 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822940661
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Picnic, lightning, Billy Collins, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Some days
  • Silence
  • Picnic, lightning
  • In the room of a thousand miles
  • Morning
  • Bonsai
  • Splitting wood
  • Shoveling snow with Buddha
  • I go back to the house for a book
  • After the storm
  • A portrait of the reader with a bowl of cereal
  • Snow
  • Moon
  • Looking west
  • This much I do remember
  • Japan
  • Victoria's Secret
  • Musée des beaux arts revisited
  • Lines composed over three thousand miles from Tintern Abbey
  • Paradelle for Susan
  • Duck/rabbit
  • Fishing on the Susquehanna in July
  • Egypt
  • Home again
  • Lines lost among trees
  • The many faces of jazz
  • Taking off Emily Dickinson's clothes
  • The night house
  • The death of the hat
  • The list of ancient pastimes
  • Passengers
  • Serpentine
  • To a stranger born in some distant country hundreds of years from now
  • Reincarnation and you
  • Jazz and nature
  • And his sextet
  • Where I live
  • My life
  • Aristotle
  • I chop some parsley while listening to Art Blakey's version of "Three blind mice"
  • Afternoon with Irish cows
  • Marginalia
  • What I learned today
  • Journal
Control code
ocn606984902
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (103 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822940661
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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