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The Trouble with Poetry: And Other Poems

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From the U.S. Poet Laureate and bestselling author of "Nine Horses" and "Sailing Alone" comes a dazzling collection of poems--his first in three ... Show synopsis

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Matthew

Simple, beautiful poetry

by Matthew on Jul 26, 2008

Before I read this collection, I had a deep and long-standing aversion to free verse poetry. Here, Billy Collins shows that it is possible for free verse to be truly beautiful and inspiring, as well as humorous and entertaining. In "The Lanyard," on page 45, he describes the feelings of a young boy ... More

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