Reviews and Blog Posts: American poetry

Horoscopes for the dead : poems

by Billy Collins

DPL Rating:
4

I have a confession: this is the first poetry I've read since I was in college. A friend gave me "On the Pulse of the Morning," Maya Angelou's 2009 inauguration poem, and it still sits on my bookshelf, unread. Maybe I'll try it now that I know reading poetry won't...

Sailing alone around the room : new and selected poems

by Billy Collins

DPL Rating:
5

"Sailing Alone Around the Room: New & Selected Poems" is a great introduction to Billy Collins' poetry. Billy Collins writes accessible poetry. His poetry speaks of everyday life with his unique laugh out loud humor. His poetry is universal, clever and perceptive. He is an American poet who was National...

Hello, the roses

by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

DPL Rating:
3

Contemporary American poet Mei-mei Berssenbrugge has released a new collection of poems titled Hello, the Roses.  This Beijing-born poet was awarded the American Book Award in 1980 and 1984, the Asian American Literary Award in 1998 and 2004, and the PEN West Award in 1990.  She has been writing poetry...

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