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Aimless love : new and selected poems / Billy Collins.

Collins, Billy, (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780679644057 :
  • ISBN: 0679644059
  • ISBN: 9780812982671 (trade pbk. : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 0812982673 (trade pbk. : acid-free paper)
  • Description: xix, 261 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2013]

Available copies

  • 12 of 15 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Gloucester. (Show all copies)

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0 current holds with 15 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 811.54/Collins (Text to Phone) Long Overdue 01/07/2016
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction PS 3553 .O47478 A73 2013 (Text to Phone) Checked out 05/27/2016
Danvers Adult Nonfiction PS 3553 O47478 A73 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult Nonfiction 811.54/C7121a (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynn Adult NonFiction 821/Collins (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction PS 3553 .O47478 A5 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction PS 3553 .O47478 A6 2014 (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 811.54 COLLINS 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Melrose Nonfiction (Second Floor) 811.54 Collins (Text to Phone) Available -
Middlesex - Bedford Campus Stacks PS3553.O47478 A6 2014 (Text to Phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

Contents Note: from Nine horses (2002) Country -- Velocity -- "More than a woman" -- Aimless love -- Absence -- Royal aristocrat -- Paris -- Istanbul -- Love -- Obituaries -- Today -- Creatures -- Tipping point -- Nine horses -- Litany -- Literary life -- Writing in the afterlife -- No time -- Elk River Falls -- Christmas sparow -- Surprise -- Poetry --
from The trouble with poetry (2005) Monday -- Statues in the dark -- House -- The long day -- In the evening -- Flock -- Building with its face blown off -- The lanyard -- Boy shooting at a statue -- Genius -- The order of the day -- The centrifuge -- The revenant -- Carry -- Fool me good -- Evening alone -- The trouble with poetry --
from Ballistics (2008) Brightly colored boats upturned on the banks of the Charles -- Searching -- High -- The four-moon planet -- No things -- The first night -- January in Paris -- Ballistics -- Pornography -- Greek and Roman statuary -- Scenes of hell -- Hippos on holiday -- Lost -- Tension -- The golden years -- Vermont, early November -- The effort -- The lamps unlit -- China -- Looking forward -- (detail) -- Adage -- The flight of the statues -- Baby listening -- Bathtub families -- The fish -- A dog on his master -- The great American poem -- Divorce -- This little piggy went to market -- Old man eating alone in a Chinese restaurant -- Oh, my God! -- The future -- Envoy --
from Horoscopes for the dead (2011) Grave -- Palermo -- Memento mori -- The Guest -- Gold -- Genesis -- Horoscopes for the dead -- Hell -- Simple arithmetic -- Hell -- A Question about birds -- Watercoloring -- Poem on the 300th anniversary of the Trinity School -- Chairs that no one sits in -- Memorizing "The Sun Rising" by John Donne -- My unborn children -- Hangover -- Table talk -- Delivery -- What she said -- Drawing you from memory -- Cemetery ride -- Lakeside -- My hero -- Poetry workshop held in a former cigar factory in Key West -- Returning the pencil to its tray --
New poems. The sandhill cranes of Nebraska -- Foundling -- Catholicism -- Carrara -- Report from the subtropics -- Lesson for the day -- Promenade -- The unfortunate traveler -- Drinking alone -- To my favorite 17-year-old high school girl -- Animal behavior -- Lincoln -- Note to Antonin Dvorak -- Sunday walk -- The suggestion box -- Cheerios -- Elusive -- Looking for a friend in a crow of arriving passengers: a sonnet -- Digging -- Central Park -- Osprey -- Here and there -- Villanelle -- Lines written af Flying Point Beach -- Lines written in a garden by a cottage in Hererfordshire -- American Airlines #371 -- Keats: or how I got my negative capability back -- The music of the spheres -- Orient -- Heraclitus on vacation -- Ode to a desk lamp -- Irish poetry -- After the funeral -- Best fall -- France -- Rome in June -- The deep -- Biographical notes in an Anthology of Haiku -- Florida in December -- Dining alone -- Lucky bastards -- "I love you" -- Unholy sonnett #1 -- If this were a job I'd be fired -- Friends in the dark -- Flying over west Texas at Christmas -- Last meal -- A word about transitions -- The names.
Summary: Presents a volume of more than fifty new poems accompanied by a generous gathering from the author's collections of the past decade, lending insight into his overall poetic achievements and his use of playful, ironic, and melodic language.
Subject: American poetry > 21st century.

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