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The Resource Questions about angels : poems, Billy Collins, (electronic book)

Questions about angels : poems, Billy Collins, (electronic book)

Label
Questions about angels : poems
Title
Questions about angels
Title remainder
poems
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
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O47478
LC item number
Q47 1999
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Pitt poetry series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manners and customs
  • American poetry
Label
Questions about angels : poems, 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
  • The hunt
  • Forgetfulness
  • Questions about angels
  • A wonder of the world
  • Mappamundi
  • The first geniuses
  • The afterlife
  • The dead
  • Endangered
  • Going out for cigarettes
  • American sonnet
  • Purity
  • Cliché
  • Field guide
  • Putti in the night
  • The man in the moon
  • Horseman, pass by!
  • Memento mori
  • The last man on earth
  • Come running
  • Modern peasant
  • A history of weather
  • Instructions to the artist
  • Weighing the dog
  • One life to live
  • The wires of the night
  • Axiom
  • Vade mecum
  • Not touching
  • Night sand
  • Love in the Sahara
  • Invective
  • First reader
  • The life of Riley : a definitive biography
  • Jack
  • Metamorphosis
  • Saturday morning
  • Late show
  • Pie man
  • Wolf
  • The history teacher
  • Pensée
  • The discovery of scat
  • Student of clouds
  • Dog
  • The willies
  • On reading in the morning paper that dreams may be only nonsense
  • Rip Van Winkle
  • English country house
  • Nostalgia
  • Candle hat
  • The death of allegory
  • Reading myself to sleep
  • The Norton anthology of English literature
Control code
ocn681652349
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (91 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822979340
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Questions about angels : poems, 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
  • The hunt
  • Forgetfulness
  • Questions about angels
  • A wonder of the world
  • Mappamundi
  • The first geniuses
  • The afterlife
  • The dead
  • Endangered
  • Going out for cigarettes
  • American sonnet
  • Purity
  • Cliché
  • Field guide
  • Putti in the night
  • The man in the moon
  • Horseman, pass by!
  • Memento mori
  • The last man on earth
  • Come running
  • Modern peasant
  • A history of weather
  • Instructions to the artist
  • Weighing the dog
  • One life to live
  • The wires of the night
  • Axiom
  • Vade mecum
  • Not touching
  • Night sand
  • Love in the Sahara
  • Invective
  • First reader
  • The life of Riley : a definitive biography
  • Jack
  • Metamorphosis
  • Saturday morning
  • Late show
  • Pie man
  • Wolf
  • The history teacher
  • Pensée
  • The discovery of scat
  • Student of clouds
  • Dog
  • The willies
  • On reading in the morning paper that dreams may be only nonsense
  • Rip Van Winkle
  • English country house
  • Nostalgia
  • Candle hat
  • The death of allegory
  • Reading myself to sleep
  • The Norton anthology of English literature
Control code
ocn681652349
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (91 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822979340
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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