9780822956983

Questions about Angels : Poems

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  • ISBN13:

    9780822956983

  • ISBN10:

    0822956985

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-03-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Pittsburgh Pr

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Summary

Remarkable for their wry, inquisitive voice and their sheer imaginative range, these poems are probing explorations, journeys into the unexpected.

Author Biography

Billy Collins is professor of English at Lehman College, CUNY, and a visiting writer at Sarah Lawrence College.

Table of Contents

American Sonnetp. 3
A History of Weatherp. 5
First Readerp. 7
Student of Cloudsp. 9
Candle Hatp. 11
The Death of Allegoryp. 13
Reading Myself to Sleepp. 15
The Norton Anthology of English Literaturep. 17
The Huntp. 19
Forgetfulnessp. 20
Questions About Angelsp. 25
A Wonder of the Worldp. 27
Mappamundip. 29
The First Geniusesp. 31
The Afterlifep. 33
The Deadp. 35
Endangeredp. 36
Going Out for Cigarettesp. 37
Purityp. 41
Clichep. 43
Field Guidep. 44
Putti in the Nightp. 45
The Man in the Moonp. 47
Horseman, Pass By!p. 48
Memento Morip. 50
The Last Man on Earthp. 51
Come Runningp. 52
Modern Peasantp. 53
Instructions to the Artistp. 54
Weighing the Dogp. 56
One Life to Livep. 57
The Wires of the Nightp. 58
Axiomp. 60
Vade Mecump. 61
Not Touchingp. 61
Night Sandp. 62
Love in the Saharap. 63
Invectivep. 64
The Life of Riley: A Definitive Biographyp. 67
Jackp. 68
Metamorphosisp. 70
Saturday Morningp. 71
Late Showp. 72
Pie Manp. 74
Wolfp. 75
The History Teacherp. 77
Penseep. 79
The Discovery of Scatp. 81
Dogp. 82
The Williesp. 83
On Reading in the Morning Paper That Dreams May Be Only Nonsensep. 85
Rip Van Winklep. 87
English Country Housep. 88
Nostalgiap. 90
Acknowledgmentsp. 93
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