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The Art of Drowning

The Art of Drowning

  • Author: Billy Collins
  • Publisher: Pitt Poetry (Paperback)
  • ISBN: 9780822955672
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 95
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A collection of poems offers insights into common and unusual life events and the human condition.

The Art Of Drowning

The Art Of Drowning

  • Author: Frances Fyfield
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1405520507
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
  • View: 9781
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Rachel Doe is a shy accountant at a low ebb in life when she meets charismatic Ivy Schneider, nee Wiseman, at her evening class and her life changes for the better. Ivy is her polar opposite: strong, six years her senior and the romantic survivor of drug addiction, homelessness and the death of her child. Ivy does menial shift work, beholden to no one, and she inspires life; as do her farming parents, with their ramshackle house and its swan-filled lake, the lake where Ivy's daughter drowned. As Rachel grows closer to them all she learns how Ivy came to be married to Carl, the son of a WWII prisoner, as well as the true nature of that marriage to a bullying and ambitious lawyer who has become a judge and who denies her access to her surviving child. Rachel wants justice for Ivy, but Ivy has another agenda and Rachel's naïve sense of fair play is no match for the manipulative qualities of the Wisemen women.

The Art of Drowning, Falling & Letting Go

The Art of Drowning, Falling & Letting Go

  • Author: Zaim Ricochet
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781544663111
  • Category:
  • Page: 182
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This book contains poetry and prose ending with two short stories. One can drown in their own words, fall into their own fear and let go once they have found happiness, these words are my art.

Whale Day

Whale Day

And Other Poems

  • Author: Billy Collins
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0399589767
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 144
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A collection of all-new poetry from Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate and "America's favorite poet" (The Wall Street Journal). Billy Collins's thirteenth collection, and first in four years, contains more than fifty new poems that showcase the playfulness, wit, and wisdom that have made him one of our most celebrated and widely read poets. This collection covers many themes and moods, including Collins's insights on the wonders of life and thrill of mortality.

Ballistics

Ballistics

Poems

  • Author: Billy Collins
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1588367630
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 128
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In this moving and playful collection, Billy Collins touches on an array of subjects—love, death, solitude, youth, and aging—delving deeper than ever before into the intricate folds of life.

The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

  • Author: Emily Dickinson
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • ISBN: 0307823784
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 320
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Emily Dickinson lived as a recluse in Amherst, Massachusetts, dedicating herself to writing a "letter to the world"--the 1,775 poems left unpublished at her death in 1886. Today, Dickinson stands in the front rank of American poets. This enthralling collection includes more than four hundred poems that were published between Dickinson's death and 1900. They express her concepts of life and death, of love and nature, and of what Henry James called "the landscape of the soul." And as Billy Collins suggests in his Introduction, "In the age of the workshop, the reading, the poetry conference and festival, Dickinson reminds us of the deeply private nature of literary art."

180 More

180 More

Extraordinary Poems For Every Day

  • Author: Billy Collins
  • Publisher: Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN: 0812972961
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 373
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Selected and introduced by America's former poet laureate, a second innovative anthology of 180 works by leading contemporary poets features the work of Robert Bly, Jane Kenyon, Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds, Franz Wright, Paul Muldoon, Edward Hirsch, and other notable writers. Original. 45,000 first printing.

The Opposite of Drowning

The Opposite of Drowning

  • Author: Erin McRae,Racheline Maltese
  • Publisher: Avian30
  • ISBN: 1386155853
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 285
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Harry Sargent hates his job in publishing, his life in New York City, and his motley collection of disreputable best friends. Making everything worse? He's about to turn 50 and has a crush on the much-younger woman his company just hired to move them into the digital age. At 27, Elizabeth Anne Abgral loves her job, her life, and maybe even her fiancé. But no one can have it all, and as long as she does everything her old-fashioned, high-society New England family expects of her, she'll probably be happy. Right?! But when she meets a handsome – and mischievous – older man at her new job, that illusion shatters. As she and Harry bicker their way through industry events around the world, Elizabeth finds herself tossing rationality – and her plans – to the wind. But just because Harry has long wished his life were different, doesn’t mean he’s ready to risk his heart on a passion that frightens him… or a peculiar young woman with the uncanny ability to make cities flood every time they kiss.

Sailing Alone Around the Room

Sailing Alone Around the Room

New and Selected Poems

  • Author: Billy Collins
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0307431746
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 192
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Sailing Alone Around the Room, by America’s Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, contains both new poems and a generous gathering from his earlier collections The Apple That Astonished Paris, Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, and Picnic, Lightning. These poems show Collins at his best, performing the kinds of distinctive poetic maneuvers that have delighted and fascinated so many readers. They may begin in curiosity and end in grief; they may start with irony and end with lyric transformation; they may, and often do, begin with the everyday and end in the infinite. Possessed of a unique voice that is at once plain and melodic, Billy Collins has managed to enrich American poetry while greatly widening the circle of its audience.

Poetry 180

Poetry 180

A Turning Back to Poetry

  • Author: Billy Collins
  • Publisher: Random House Trade
  • ISBN: 0812968875
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 323
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Billy Collins compiles 180 poems, one for each day of the school year, for high school students to read so that they might learn the value of poetry in their daily lives.