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by Billy Collins

From the original press release for the book's publication:

Imagine Smokey the Bear walking through the forest carrying a red gasoline can and a box of kitchen matches, or Frankenstein absent-mindedly tapping the bolts on his neck as he composes an elegy. You have just imagined the world of Billy Collins.

Entrance can be gained to this world in THE APPLE THAT ASTONISHED PARIS, a collection of poems by Billy Collins published in June 1988 by the University of Arkansas Press.

Collins' irreverent images, such as Death stopping the car to get his scythe out of the trunk, strike at the deepest concerns of the human heart and mind in ways as delightful as they are provocative.

Download The Apple That Astonished Paris: Poems by Billy Collins epub
ISBN: 155728024X
ISBN13: 978-1557280244
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Poetry
Author: Billy Collins
Language: English
Publisher: Univ of Arkansas Pr; First Edition edition (February 1988)
Pages: 61 pages
ePUB size: 1196 kb
FB2 size: 1132 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 746
Other Formats: azw lit rtf mbr

I got this as a gift for a friend. He had told me his favorite poem was "Hunger" by Billy Collins, but that he had not read much else by him. I got this book in particular because it has "Hunger" in it. My friend was ecstatic to receive this and blew through it in one sitting. We really enjoyed it. These poems are just so witty. You can really visualize the scenes he describes. Even though the book is short, it is great to re-read certain poems every now and then.
It's Billy Collins! It's poetry! In both meanings of the word.
Re-read time and again.
Makes you laugh and think!
Buy, read, enjoy!
I'm a big fan. What can I say? I like almost every piece of work in here; some I just love.
Never liked Poetry before, but i heard him speak on UCTV, i now love poetry, at least his. Will have the venture out later.
A friend directed me to one Billy Collins poem. I read a second. Now I need to get them all. : )
I'm new to poetry and it took a little while to appreciate but Billy Collins can really talk to you if you let him.
from earth
good collection.
excellent poet!