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Summary ã eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Billy Collins Review ✓ Sailing Alone Around the Room New and Selected Poems ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Sailing Alone Around the Room by America’s Poet Laureate Billy Collins contains both new poems and a generous gathering from his earlier collections The Apple That Astonished Paris uestions About Angels The Art of Drowning and Picnic Lightn. I am a book addict I own thousands of them They fill most rooms of my house many closets my garage They are stacked high by my bedside on the hamper in the upstairs bathroom in the backseat of my car I take a book with me most places I go I buy books all the time but I have gotten a little less self indulgent in my buying habits I almost never buy hardback and I never ever buy full price Probably the next lesson I should learn in my book buying habits is never buy while partially or fully inebriated I bought this book after I had three pints of Guinness and an Irish Car Bomb at my office Christmas Party Basically I didn t want to drive home shit faced so I ambled over from the BJ s Pizzeria to the mall across the parking lot They had a fairly big B Dalton there which happened to be going out of business I m going to miss all the mall book stores they were charmless and empty of any idiosyncrasy in taste or selection but they were bookstores damn it and that beats any teen clothing shop or boutiue that will take their places So I m a little buzzed and the books are all forty percent off Two criteria for book purchasing together at once I guarantee I m going to walk out of there with something I must ve perused those aisles for forty frigging minutes I swear to frigging God It was like the bookstore of the damned Every section was filled with the most obvious trite and commercial books you can imagine I guess my drunken fingers probably picked up a few gems my addled brain read a few lines worthy of a sparked interest but I couldn t come across that one grailic purchase that combined the right price readability and sexiness of design Finally when I was about ready to piss out the last of my Jamison s and Guinness I stumbled across the most chicken shit little poetry section this side of George W Bush s personal library And I grabbed Billy Collins And it was not the road less taken And it was not money well spent And lamentably it was not returnable I would ve been better off going to the food court and downing a chili dog or a basket of fries Clogging my arteries toruing my bowels and earning the disapprobation of my vegetarian buddies I would ve been better of going to Old Navy and getting a sweater that frays after three washes As my two year old son Brendan has been known to sayand do Billy Collins is yucky poo poo I read poetry for a number of reasons and expect a number of things from it I read it because I think that repeated exposure to rhythmic and metrical finesse will help me in my own halting attempts to develop some music with my writing I read it because at its best poetry can reduce a particular event thought or sentiment to the bones to the bare mineral soil to the most basic irreducible element of a thing and thusly reflect that thing back to you in a wholly new light empty of previous associations and mental baggage Sometimes poetry can be visionary suffusing the everyday with a sense of the sacred and ineffable through metrical beauty dream like imagery and an attempt to wrestle that ultimate Will O Wisp God onto the stage and into the conversation Rumi does this and Blake Yeats at his best and Ginsberg when he wasn t being phallocentric There are other great poets Mary Oliver Heaney and Ted Hughes whose understanding embrace and keen observation of the natural world brings another kind of sacred to the forefront The beauty strangeness repellent aliveness and tutelary function of our animal brothers and sisters and the sublime terror of the belching barking flame cored earth itself Collins succeeds on none of these levels His poetry does possess a certain craft the art of a man who has obviously honed his style over the years But the style is boring empty of technical innovation His subject matters are worse he uses events of the daily mundane and suburban nature and then fails repeatedly sometimes even in a single poem to say anything interesting to say it in an interesting manner or to offer anything resembling a coherent and uniue world view It s like reading USA Today in stanza form Page after tortuous page it continues I tried like hell to find some poem I loved here some sort of glimmer of a deeper world or verbal pyrotechnics that offered some vestige of joy but nothing He is the former Poet Laureate of the United States During the Bush Administration Perfectly fitting in its way a poet of a time of the devalued tongue and the age of advertising and double speak Unmitigated crap Joyless and empty of anything other than the immediate moment firmly ensconced in the values insights and aesthetics of its day

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Sailing Alone Around the Room New and Selected Poems

Summary ã eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Billy Collins Review ✓ Sailing Alone Around the Room New and Selected Poems ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ormation; they may and often do begin with the everyday and end in the infinite Possessed of a uniue voice that is at once plain and melodic Billy Collins has managed to enrich American poetry while greatly widening the circle of its audience. I don t think Billy gives a rat s ass that I m a philistine that I m unschooled in the appreciation of fine arts that I can t even fake knowing jack about poetry He writes for guys like me too In fact it might be kind of his thing My friend Scott who does know poetry commented just today that Collins has a reputation for being less serious Evidently the hegemons of verse took exception when he was named Poet Laureate and called for their own choice But he won me over on the very first page Another Reason Why I Don t Keep a Gun in the HouseThe neighbors dog will not stop barkingHe is barking the same high rhythmic barkthat he barks every time they leave the houseThey must switch him on on their way outThe neighbors dog sill not stop barkingI close all the windows in the houseand put on a Beethoven symphony full blastbut I can still hear him muffled under the musicbarking barking barkingand now I can see him sitting in the orchestrahis head raised confidently as if Beethovenhad included a part for barking dogWhen the record finally ends he is still barkingsitting there in the oboe section barkinghis eyes fixed on the conductor who isentreating him with his batonwhile the other musicians listen in respectfulsilence to the famous barking dog solothat endless coda that first establishedBeethoven as an innovative geniusLike I said before I m a poetry nitwit It was only recently that I learned they don t have to rhyme The rule is as long as it has blocks of broken up lines it ualifies right So yeah I may be a dummy but at least I m open to Billy s way of approaching them Introduction to PoetryI ask them to take a poemand hold it up to the lightlike a color slideor press an ear against its hiveI say drop a mouse into a poemand watch him probe his way outor walk inside the poem s roomand feel the walls for a light switchI want them to water skiacross the surface of a poemwaving at the author s name on the shoreBut all they want to dois tie the poem to a chair with ropeand torture a confession out of itThey begin beating it with a hoseto find out what it really meansMuchas gracias to Penky and Stephen M for their great reviews of this one They along with Scott fracked the rocky ground from which poetry flows like gas into a wellbore That s almost poetic isn t it Especially when I break it up rightA bit of humor a slightly skewed eye an attitude of approachability and an artistry with words that s hard to describe but easy to like it all adds up to a lot of stars Le Loup de Wall Street in the The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom infinite Possessed of a uniue voice that A poils et à plumes : 70 recettes de gibier is at once plain and melodic Billy Collins has managed to enrich American poetry while greatly widening the circle of Dark Dreams : A Collection of Horror and Suspense by Black Writers its audience. 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Summary ã eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Billy Collins Review ✓ Sailing Alone Around the Room New and Selected Poems ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ing These poems show Collins at his best performing the kinds of distinctive poetic maneuvers that have delighted and fascinated so many readers They may begin in curiosity and end in grief; they may start with irony and end with lyric transf. I ve already begun posting Billy Collins poetry around my apartmentIn front of my bedOn the refrigeratorThe book has inspired a couple poemsVoiceAfter spending upward of a few hoursreading the poetry of Billy Collinshis soft monotone voice has begunnarrating my lifeWhen I walk to the bathroomhis voice murmurs behind the splash in the toiletI think of how many times I ve risento use the bathroom and how thenoise of urine hitting the bowl of watersounds like a strange symphony of busyvoices but it always ends before I can make toomuch of it When I wash my handsand dry them on the towel I think ofArt Blakey and his treatment of Autumn Leavesas I look out onto the summer afternoonthe girls suntanning in the grass andthe boys kicking a soccer ballthe straggled memories of my youth are coming to me nowThe 930 205 Bus from Baseline to BroadwayThen it s on to the bus where I getto people watchOne man with a yellow stain on hiswhite shirt has half his hand in hismouth trying to pick something from histeeth while he stares at what the red head girl is reading nextto him She s a friend of mine but I don t make mymyself known because she has just read a particularly funny part of herbook and she laughs I don t want tobreak this special bond she has madewith her book which is lighting up her brainin ways only she could know No I can tbreak that kind of intimacy with smalltalk So I watch her get off at her stop without her even knowing that I hadseen her Then In the Aeroplane over theSea comes onto my shuffle and I smileas the bus rushes through the twinkling morningtrafficReignited PassionsI may go a week without a poem ifI m not carefulSometimes whole days pass without eventhe thought of a metered sentenceI think what s the point of capturinglife in the confines of a few phrases whenI am submerged in its plentiful bountyevery waking moment of my dayI take the bus in the mornings I sitin my classes I take notes I ask myprofessors uestions I contrivesmall talk with that girl in Georgian EnglandHistory the one with perfect black hair that alwayshas her nose in this or that book the talk goes nowhere I go to the dining hall to eat sometimes I find a friend to eat withsometimes I eat alone gnawing on a vegetarian burrito while I stareblankly at the campus uadrangle I go home to study usually spanishvocabulary but often it s youtube distractionsThen I read Billy Collins and my day becomesA Day profound and glowing with the infinitewarmth of significance every discrete bit of life waitingto be written waiting to be seen


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  • Paperback
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  • Sailing Alone Around the Room New and Selected Poems
  • Billy Collins
  • English
  • 08 September 2018
  • 9780375755194