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“Billy Collins places the ‘fun’ again in ‘profundity.’ ”—Alice Fulton

From the two-term Poet Laureate of the us Billy Collins comes his first compilation of recent and chosen poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines greater than fifty new poems with decisions from 4 past books—Nine Horses, the difficulty with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the useless. Collins’s unmistakable voice, which brings jointly simple speech with inventive shock, is obviously heard on each web page, reminding us how he has controlled to complement the tapestry of up to date poetry and drastically extend its viewers. His paintings is featured in best literary magazines comparable to The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Atlantic, and he sells out analyzing venues all around the nation. showing on a regular basis in The most sensible American Poetry sequence, his poems attract readers and stay audiences in all places and feature been translated into greater than a dozen languages. by means of turns playful, ironic, and severe, Collins’s poetry captures the nuances of lifestyle whereas best the reader into zones of encouraged ask yourself. within the poet’s personal phrases, he hopes that his poems “begin in Kansas and lead to Oz.” bearing on the topics of affection, loss, pleasure, and poetry itself, those poems exhibit the simplest paintings of this “poet of plenitude, irony, and Augustan grace” (The New Yorker).

cross, little book,
out of this apartment and into the world,
carriage made from paper rolling towards town
bearing a unmarried passenger
past the succeed in of this jittery pen
and much from the table and the nosy gooseneck lamp.
it's time to decamp,
wear a jacket and enterprise outside,
time to be looked by means of different eyes,
certain to be held in overseas hands.
So off you cross, babies of the brain,
with a wave and a few bits of fatherly advice:
remain out as overdue as you like,
don’t hassle to name or write,
and seek advice from as many strangers as you can.

Praise for Aimless Love

“[Billy Collins] is ready, with important few phrases, to make me cry. Or chuckle out loud. he's a notable artist. To have such strength in such an abbreviated shape is deeply inspiring.”—J.J. Abrams, The manhattan instances e-book Review
“Layered, subtly witty poems that anybody can comprehend and appreciate—even those that don’t as a rule like poetry . . . [Collins] is wry, mind-blowing, and easily communicates the options many readers want that they had suggestion or acknowledged themselves. . . . The Collins in those pages is designated, evocative, and is aware tips to make the style clean and relevant.”The Christian technology Monitor

“Collins’s new poems comprise every thing you’ve come to count on from a Billy Collins poem. They stand solidly on even flooring, chiseled and unbreakable. Their phraseology is classy, the humor is alive, and the speaker keeps to walk at his personal velocity in the course of the plainness of yankee life.”The day-by-day Beast

“America’s favourite poet.”—The Wall road Journal
“[Billy Collins’s] poetry provides uncomplicated observations, which create a shared adventure among [him] and his readers, whereas extra revealing how he's taking life’s daily humdrum stories and makes them brilliant. whereas Collins’s past collections have already verified his brilliance and endurance as a poet, he maintains to bare an ever-growing maturity.”The occasions Leader

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« Désâmé », c’est du Desbiens typique et classique. Un lecteur familier y retrouvera des effets vus ailleurs, assonances, comparaisons, structures syntaxiques en parallèle, mots fétiches même.

L’originalité de ce recueil réside dans l. a. nuance nouvelle des thèmes et photos obsédants. Une originalité troublante de vérité. Mine de rien, parmi d’autres thèmes, celui de l. a. mort qui s’y profile, et l. a. sienne entrevue de bien plus près qu’avant. À ce thème s’allie, un peu plus appuyée, sa pratique de l. a. poésie : rapports entre le poète et los angeles poésie, entre le poème et l. a. gangue de vie dont il s’extrait.

« Ce titre, Désâmé, indique en tous cas assez clairement que l’expérience de désenchantement et de désœuvrement (de déréliction ? ) qui suscite le poème touche aux fibres de l’être. Peut-être davantage, ici, que dans ses précédents opus, cette expérience en est une d’écriture, Desbiens élaborant dans l. a. première partie de son livre, judicieusement intitulée « Italiques », un artwork poétique aussi humble que malicieux, aussi désarmé que désarmant :

J’écris à l. a. main
j’écris sur du pain
sans savoir
de quelle encre
le beurrer.

Je ne sais pas
de quel poème
vient le poème. »

« Voix et photographs », no. 7

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Mack, we got the nose. no, not the balls, too much bleeding. what was he when? oh, yeah, he used to be a cabby we snatched him from his cab right off Madison, destroyed his home, his car, raped his 12 year old daughter, it was beautiful, burned his wife with gasoline. look at his eyes begging mercy… my landlady and my landlord 56, she leans forward in the kitchen 2:25 a. m. same red sweater holes in elbows cook him something to EAT he says from the same red face 3 years ago we broke down a tree fighting after he caught me kissing her.

M. same red sweater holes in elbows cook him something to EAT he says from the same red face 3 years ago we broke down a tree fighting after he caught me kissing her. beer by the quarts we drink bad beer by the quarts she gets up and begins to fry something all night we sings songs songs from 1925 a. d. to 1939 a. d. we talk about short skirts Cadillacs the Republican Administration the depression taxes horses Oklahoma here you son of a bitch, she says. drunk I lean forward and eat. bad night Bartenders are human too and when he reached for the baseball bat the little Italian hit him in the face with a bottle and several whores screamed.

I tell him there isn’t anything in the mailbox or the life. he thinks that I’m holding back. I hope that I am. my friend william my friend William is a fortunate man: he lacks the imagination to suffer he kept his first job his first wife can drive a car 50,000 miles without a brake job he dances like a swan and has the prettiest blankest eyes this side of El Paso his garden is a paradise the heels of his shoes are always level and his handshake is firm people love him when my friend William dies it will hardly be from madness or cancer he’ll walk right past the devil and into heaven you’ll see him at the party tonight grinning over his martini blissful and delightful as some guy fucks his wife in the bathroom.

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