Horoscopes for the Dead

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WINNER—BEST POETRY—GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
NEWSWEEK/THE DAILY BEAST

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
 
Billy Collins is widely acknowledged as a prominent player at the table of modern American poetry. And in this smart, lyrical, and mischievous collection of poetry, which covers the everlasting themes of love and loss, youth and aging, solitude and union, Collins’s verbal gifts are on full display.

Note to Readers: adjusting the size of the type on your e-reading device may affect the line formatting of this eBook. We have formatted the eBook so that any words that get bumped to a new line in a poem will be noticeably indented.

Praise

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

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From the Hardcover edition.

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