Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes, Paperback Book

Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes Paperback

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'Billy Collins is one of my favourite poets in the world' Carol Ann Duffy Readers will only have to open this book at random to realize the privation a life without Billy Collins has been.

A writer of immense grace and humanity, Billy Collins shows how the great forces of history and nature converge on the tiniest details of our lives - and in doing so presents them in a new radiance.

He is also unbelievably funny. 'The most popular poet in America' New York Times 'Billy Collins writes lovely poems ...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 'Billy Collins' medium is a rare amalgam of accessibility and intelligence.

I'd follow this man's mind anywhere. Expect to be surprised' Michael Donaghy 'Smart, his strings tuned and resonant, his wonderful eye looping over the things, events and ideas of the world, rueful, playful, warm voiced, easy to love' E.

Annie Proulx


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780330376501

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The clarity of his poems is not geometric - they are full of bits that stick out, strands that just peter out at the end, fits and starts and sudden distractions. It is a good simulation of what a thoughtful life really is like. And if he is jokier than most poets of this generation, that just makes him a more welcome guest among one's shelves, at least when one is in a humane sort of mood.

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