Aimless Love

Paperback $16.00

Random House Trade Paperbacks | Oct 21, 2014 | 288 Pages | 5-5/8 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9780812982671

  • Paperback$16.00

    Random House Trade Paperbacks | Oct 21, 2014 | 288 Pages | 5-5/8 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9780812982671

  • Hardcover$26.00

    Random House | Oct 22, 2013 | 288 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9780679644057

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    Random House | Oct 22, 2013 | 288 Pages | ISBN 9780812984651

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    Random House Audio | Oct 22, 2013 | 85 Minutes | ISBN 9780385366403

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    Random House Audio | Oct 22, 2013 | 90 Minutes | ISBN 9780385366397

Praise

“America’s favorite poet.”—The Wall Street Journal

“[Billy Collins] is able, with precious few words, to make me cry. Or laugh out loud. He is a remarkable artist. To have such power in such an abbreviated form is deeply inspiring.”—J. J. Abrams, The New York Times Book Review
 
“His work is poignant, straightforward, usually funny and imaginative, also nuanced and surprising. It bears repeated reading and reading aloud.”The Plain Dealer
 
“Collins has earned almost rock-star status. . . . He knows how to write layered, subtly witty poems that anyone can understand and appreciate—even those who don’t normally like poetry. . . . The Collins in these pages is distinctive, evocative, and knows how to make the genre fresh and relevant.”—The Christian Science Monitor
 
“Collins’s new poems contain everything you’ve come to expect from a Billy Collins poem. They stand solidly on even ground, chiseled and unbreakable. Their phrasing is elegant, the humor is alive, and the speaker continues to stroll at his own pace through the plainness of American life.”The Daily Beast
 
“[Collins’s] poetry presents simple observations, which create a shared experience between Collins and his readers, while further revealing how he takes life’s everyday humdrum experiences and makes them vibrant.”—The Times Leader
 
“Former poet laureate and reader favorite Collins, the maestro of the running-brook line and the clever pivot, celebrates the resonance and absurdity of what might be called the poet’s attention-surfeit disorder. . . . But Collins’s droll wit is often a diversionary tactic, so that when he strikes you with the hard edge of his darker visions, you reel.”Booklist

“A stellar jumping-off point . . . a joyride through all layers of his approach from 2002 to the present, which should not only please his current fans, but inspire many others to dive into Mr. Collins’s work, headfirst.”The Rumpus


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