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Aimless Love - A Selection of Poems

Billy Collins

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: Includes 5 additional poems only available on the digital download. "Billy Collins puts the 'fun' back in 'profundity.' "-Alice Fulton From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first compilation of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines new poems with selections from four previous books-Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. Collins's unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard with every word, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience. His work is featured in top literary magazines such as The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Atlantic, and he sells out reading venues all across the country. Appearing regularly in The Best American Poetry series, his poems appeal to readers and live audiences far and wide and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. By turns playful, ironic, and serious, Collins's poetry captures the nuances of everyday life while leading the reader into zones of inspired wonder. In the poet's own words, he hopes that his poems "begin in Kansas and end in Oz." Touching on the themes of love, loss, joy, and poetry itself, these poems showcase the best work of this "poet of plenitude, irony, and Augustan grace" (The New Yorker). Envoy Go, little book, out of this house and into the world, carriage made of paper rolling toward town bearing a single passenger beyond the reach of this jittery pen and far from the desk and the nosy gooseneck lamp. It is time to decamp, put on a jacket and venture outside, time to be regarded by other eyes, bound to be held in foreign hands. So off you go, infants of the brain, with a wave and some bits of fatherly advice: stay out as late as you like, don't bother to call or write, and talk to as many strangers as you can.

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: Includes 5 additional poems only available on the digital download. "Billy Collins puts the 'fun' back in 'profundity.' "-Alice Fulton From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first compilation of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines new poems with selections from four previous books-Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. Collins's unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard with every word, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience. His work is featured in top literary magazines such as The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Atlantic, and he sells out reading venues all across the country. Appearing regularly in The Best American Poetry series, his poems appeal to readers and live audiences far and wide and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. By turns playful, ironic, and serious, Collins's poetry captures the nuances of everyday life while leading the reader into zones of inspired wonder. In the poet's own words, he hopes that his poems "begin in Kansas and end in Oz." Touching on the themes of love, loss, joy, and poetry itself, these poems showcase the best work of this "poet of plenitude, irony, and Augustan grace" (The New Yorker). Envoy Go, little book, out of this house and into the world, carriage made of paper rolling toward town bearing a single passenger beyond the reach of this jittery pen and far from the desk and the nosy gooseneck lamp. It is time to decamp, put on a jacket and venture outside, time to be regarded by other eyes, bound to be held in foreign hands. So off you go, infants of the brain, with a wave and some bits of fatherly advice: stay out as late as you like, don't bother to call or write, and talk to as many strangers as you can.
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DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: Includes 5 additional poems only available on the digital download. "Billy Collins puts the 'fun' back in 'profundity.' "-Alice Fulton From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first compilation of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines new poems with selections from four previous books-Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. Collins's unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard with every word, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience. His work is featured in top literary magazines such as The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Atlantic, and he sells out reading venues all across the country. Appearing regularly in The Best American Poetry series, his poems appeal to readers and live audiences far and wide and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. By turns playful, ironic, and serious, Collins's poetry captures the nuances of everyday life while leading the reader into zones of inspired wonder. In the poet's own words, he hopes that his poems "begin in Kansas and end in Oz." Touching on the themes of love, loss, joy, and poetry itself, these poems showcase the best work of this "poet of plenitude, irony, and Augustan grace" (The New Yorker). Envoy Go, little book, out of this house and into the world, carriage made of paper rolling toward town bearing a single passenger beyond the reach of this jittery pen and far from the desk and the nosy gooseneck lamp. It is time to decamp, put on a jacket and venture outside, time to be regarded by other eyes, bound to be held in foreign hands. So off you go, infants of the brain, with a wave and some bits of fatherly advice: stay out as late as you like, don't bother to call or write, and talk to as many strangers as you can.

Language:

English

Length:

1h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

00:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:31


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:31