New York: Random House, 2002. Allison Saltzman (jacket design). First Edition. Sixth Printing. Hardcover. USED - Very Good. Black paper boards with red lettering to spine. Light softening to head of spine and top corners. A light crease to rear board. A green sticker at top corner of FFEP. Clean, unmarked and tight. 14 x 21 cm. 120 pp. / Good. Rubbed and scuffed. Some edgewear. A small tear to spine and hinge of front flap. Item #12067
In Nine Horses, Billy Collins, America’s Poet Laureate for 2001–2003, continues his delicate negotiation between the clear and the mysterious, the comic and the elegiac. The poems in this collection reach dazzling heights while being firmly grounded in the everyday. Traveling by train, lying on a beach, and listening to jazz on the radio are the seemingly ordinary activities whose hidden textures are revealed by Collins’s poetic eye. With clarity, precision, and enviable wit, Collins transforms those moments we too often take for granted into brilliant feats of creative imagination. Nine Horses is a poetry collection to savor and to share.