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The art of drowning
Collins, Billy.
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Publication Information:
Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, [1995]

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95 pages ; 24 cm.
Consolation -- Osso buco -- Directions -- Influence -- Water table -- Reading in a hammock -- Print -- Sunday morning with the sensational nightingales -- Cheers -- Best cigarette -- Metropolis -- Days -- Tuesday, June 4, 1991 -- Art of drowning -- Canada -- Biography of a cloud -- Death beds -- Conversion -- Horizon -- City of tomorrow -- Thesaurus -- Fiftieth birthday eve -- On turning ten -- Shadow -- Workshop -- Keat's handwriting -- Budapest -- My heart -- Romanticism -- Monday morning -- Dancing toward Bethlehem -- The first dream -- Sweet talk -- Dream -- Man in space -- Philosophy -- While eating a pear -- The end of the world -- Center -- Design -- The invention of the saxophone -- Medium -- Driving myself to a poetry reading -- Pinup -- Piano lessons -- Exploring the coast of birdland -- The blues -- Nightclub -- Some final words.

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Author Notes

Billy Collins has published six collections of poetry, including Questions About Angels and The Art of Drowning, Picnic, Lightning, his latest, sold more than 25,000 copies in its first year. He teaches at Lehman College of the City University of New York and at Sarah Lawrence College. He was named U.S. Poet Laureate in June 2000.

(Bowker Author Biography) Billy Collins was born in New York City in 1941. He earned a BA from the College of the Holy Cross, and both an MA and PhD from the University of California-Riverside.

Collins conducted summer poetry workshops at University College Galway and is the Poet in Residence at Burren College of Art in Ireland. He is also a professor of English at Lehman College (CUNY). In 1992, Collins was chosen to be the Literary Lion of the New York Public Library. He was named U.S. Poet Laureate in 2001 and held the title until 2003. Collins then served as Poet Laureate for the State of New York from 2004 until 2006.

His poetry has appeared in anthologies, textbooks and periodicals including Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The American scholar, Harper's, The Paris Review and The New Yorker. He is the author of six books of poetry including "The Art of Drowning." His poems have also been selected to appear in The Best American Poetry of 1992, 1993 and 1997. His works have won various awards including the Bess Hokin Prize, the Frederick Bock Prize, the Oscar Blumenthal Prize and the Levinson Prize, all awarded by Poetry. He has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.

His collection of poems entitled Aimless Love made numerous best-seller lists in 2013. (Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Dear Readerp. 3
I Consolationp. 7
Osso Bucop. 8
Directionsp. 10
Influencep. 12
Water Tablep. 14
Reading in a Hammockp. 16
Printp. 17
Sunday Morning with the Sensational Nightingalesp. 18
Cheersp. 20
The Best Cigarettep. 22
Metropolisp. 24
Daysp. 26
Tuesday, June 4, 1991p. 27
II The Art of Drowningp. 33
Canadap. 34
The Biography of a Cloudp. 36
Death Bedsp. 38
Conversionp. 40
Horizonp. 41
The City of Tomorrowp. 42
Thesaurusp. 44
Fiftieth Birthday Evep. 46
On Turning Tenp. 48
Shadowp. 50
Workshopp. 51
III Keats's Handwritingp. 57
Budapestp. 59
My Heartp. 60
Romanticismp. 61
Monday Morningp. 63
Dancing Toward Bethlehemp. 64
The First Dreamp. 65
Sweet Talkp. 66
Dreamp. 67
Man in Spacep. 68
Philosophyp. 69
While Eating a Pearp. 71
The End of the Worldp. 72
Centerp. 74
Designp. 75
IV The Invention of the Saxophonep. 79
Mediump. 81
Driving Myself to a Poetry Readingp. 83
Pinupp. 84
Piano Lessonsp. 86
Exploring the Coast of Birdlandp. 89
The Bluesp. 91
Nightclubp. 92
Some Final Wordsp. 94