Praise for Billy Collins
“Collins reveals the unexpected within the ordinary. He peels back the surface of the humdrum to make the moment new.”—The Christian Science Monitor
“The most companionable of poetic companions.”—The New York Times
“Billy Collins demonstrates why he is one of our best poets, with his appealing trademark style: a self-deprecating charm, playful wit and unexpected imaginative leaps.”—San Antonio Express-News
“By careful observation, Collins spins comic gold from the dross of quotidian suburban life. . . . Chipping away at the surface, he surprises you by scraping to the wood underneath, to some deeper truth.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A poet of plentitude, irony, and Augustan grace.”—The New Yorker
“It is difficult not to be charmed by Collins, and that in itself is a remarkable literary accomplishment.”—The New York Review of Books
From the Hardcover edition.