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The rain in Portugal : poems, Billy Collins

Label
The rain in Portugal : poems
Title
The rain in Portugal
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Billy Collins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Rain in Portugal—a title that admits he’s not much of a rhymer—sheds Collins’s ironic light on such subjects as travel and art, cats and dogs, loneliness and love, beauty and death. His tones range from the whimsical—“the dogs of Minneapolis . . . / have no idea they’re in Minneapolis”—to the elegiac in a reaction to the death of Seamus Heaney. A student of the everyday, Collins here contemplates a weather vane, a still life painting, the calendar, and a child lost at a beach. His imaginative fabrications have Shakespeare flying comfortably in first class and Keith Richards supporting the globe on his head. By turns entertaining, engaging, and enlightening, The Rain in Portugal amounts to another chorus of poems from one of the most respected and familiar voices in the world of American poetry. --Publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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Collins, Billy
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O47478
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • POETRY
  • HUMOR
  • American poetry
  • Poetry
Label
The rain in Portugal : poems, Billy Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One: 1960 -- Lucky cat -- Only child -- The night of the fallen limb -- Greece -- Bashō in Ireland -- Not so still life -- Cosmology -- Dream life -- Hendrik Goltzuis's "Icarus" (1588) -- The money note -- Helium -- Weathervane -- Species -- The bard in flight -- Sirens -- Predator -- Traffic -- Sixteen years old, I help bring in the hay on my Uncle John's farm with two French-Canadian workers -- The present -- Two: On rhyme -- The Five Spot, 1964 -- 2128 -- Bags of time -- One leg of the journey -- A restaurant in Moscow -- Tanager -- Santorini -- Bravura -- Muybridge's lobsters -- Portrait -- Early morning -- Child lost at the beach -- In praise of ignorance -- Microscopic pants -- Many moons -- Note to J. Alfred Prufrock -- Speed walking on August 31, 2013 -- December 1st -- Three: Genuflection -- Thanksgiving -- Under the stars -- Mister Shakespeare -- The influce of anxiety: a term paper -- Goats -- The day after tomorrow -- A day in May -- The lake -- Solvitur ambulando -- Fire -- Bachelorette party -- Oh, lonesome me -- Meditation -- Poem to the first generation of people to exist after the death of the English language -- What a woman said to me after a reading in the Napa Valley -- Joy
Control code
ocn957135512
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
108 pages
Isbn
9780812982688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1717010
  • (OCoLC)957135512
Label
The rain in Portugal : poems, Billy Collins
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One: 1960 -- Lucky cat -- Only child -- The night of the fallen limb -- Greece -- Bashō in Ireland -- Not so still life -- Cosmology -- Dream life -- Hendrik Goltzuis's "Icarus" (1588) -- The money note -- Helium -- Weathervane -- Species -- The bard in flight -- Sirens -- Predator -- Traffic -- Sixteen years old, I help bring in the hay on my Uncle John's farm with two French-Canadian workers -- The present -- Two: On rhyme -- The Five Spot, 1964 -- 2128 -- Bags of time -- One leg of the journey -- A restaurant in Moscow -- Tanager -- Santorini -- Bravura -- Muybridge's lobsters -- Portrait -- Early morning -- Child lost at the beach -- In praise of ignorance -- Microscopic pants -- Many moons -- Note to J. Alfred Prufrock -- Speed walking on August 31, 2013 -- December 1st -- Three: Genuflection -- Thanksgiving -- Under the stars -- Mister Shakespeare -- The influce of anxiety: a term paper -- Goats -- The day after tomorrow -- A day in May -- The lake -- Solvitur ambulando -- Fire -- Bachelorette party -- Oh, lonesome me -- Meditation -- Poem to the first generation of people to exist after the death of the English language -- What a woman said to me after a reading in the Napa Valley -- Joy
Control code
ocn957135512
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
108 pages
Isbn
9780812982688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1717010
  • (OCoLC)957135512

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