Questions About Angels (Pitt Poetry Series)
This special, limited edition celebrates Billy Collins's years as U.S. Poet Laureate. Questions About Angels--one of the books that helped establish and secure his reputation and popularity during the 1990s--is remarkable for its wry, inquisitive voice and its sheer imaginative range. Edward Hirsch selected this classic book for the National Poetry Series, and each of Collins's poems-from his meditation on forgetfulness to his musings on the behavior of angels-is an exploration of imaginative possibilities. Whether reading him for the first time or the fiftieth, this collector's edition is a must-have for anyone interested in the poet the New York Times calls simply "the real thing."
Praise For Questions About Angels (Pitt Poetry Series)…
“One of the richest imaginations around . . . the affectionate humor with which Mr. Collins regards his surroundings amounts to a powerful kind of love, a reverence of the moment.”
“Collins is jazzman and Buddhist, charmer and prince.”
“Billy Collins's poetry is widely accessible. He writes in an original way about all manner of ordinary things and situations with both humor and a surprising contemplative twist.”
—James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress announcing the appointment of Billy Collins as Poet Laureate
University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822956983, 88pp.
Publication Date: January 7, 1999