The Trouble with Poetry

Hardcover $22.95

Random House | Oct 18, 2005 | 112 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9780375503825

  • Paperback$15.00

    Random House Trade Paperbacks | Mar 13, 2007 | 112 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780375755217

  • Hardcover$22.95

    Random House | Oct 18, 2005 | 112 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9780375503825

  • Ebook$11.99

    Random House | Aug 10, 2011 | 112 Pages | ISBN 9780307432711

Awards

New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age WINNER 2006

Praise

Praise for Billy Collins

“Using simple, understandable language, Collins captures ordinary life–its pleasure, its discontents, its moments of sadness and of joy.”
USA Today

“At once accessible and profound, [Collins’s] work makes him a natural people’s poet.”
–Boston Herald

“A poet of plenitude, irony, and Augustan grace.”
–The New Yorker

“A sort of poet not seen since Robert Frost.”
–The Boston Globe


“Collins reveals the unexpected within the ordinary. He peels back the surface of the humdrum to make the moment new.”
–The Christian Science Monitor

“It is difficult not to be charmed by Collins, and that in itself is a remarkable literary accomplishment.”
–The New York Review of Books


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