Reviews and Blog Posts: Contemporary Poetry

Aimless love : new and selected poems

by Billy Collins

Reviewer Rating:
4

This exceptional collection of poetry from former Poet Laureate Billy Collins presents a number of new poems along with selections from four previous volumes. The structure results in a career retrospective of sorts, showcasing Collins’ range and talent through the years. These poems are deceptively simple, as Collins finds beauty...

Aimless love : new and selected poems

by Billy Collins

Reviewer Rating:
5

“Aimless Love: A Selection of Poems” by Billy Collins is his first collection of new and selected poems he has published in 12 years. Billy Collins is a humorous and accessible presence in contemporary American poetry. The title poem “Aimless Love” describes the wonderful experience of falling in love with...

Sailing alone around the room : new and selected poems

by Billy Collins

Reviewer 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

Reviewer 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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