The Art of Drowning

By Billy Collins
(University of Pittsburgh Press, Hardcover, 9780822938934, 112pp.)

Publication Date: April 2003

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Description
Collins' lovely poems are "Limpid, gently and consistently startling, more serious than they seem, they describe all the worlds that are and were and some others besides."--John Updike.



About the Author
Billy Collins was the Poet Laureate of the United States and the State of New York. He is a Distinguished Professor at Lehman College and a Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute. A Literary Lion of the New York Public Library and author of many collections of poetry, including Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds and Horoscopes for the Dead, he lives in Westchester, New York.


Praise For The Art of Drowning

"A wonderful, thoughtful, sly, and moving collection." 
--San Francisco Chronicle

"A brilliant collection."
--Washington Post

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