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Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003)

by Billy Collins (Editor)

Other authors: Sherman Alexie (Contributor), Tom Andrews (Contributor), David Berman (Contributor), D. C. Berry (Contributor), Paul Blackburn (Contributor)156 more, Robert Bly (Contributor), Yves Bonnefoy (Contributor), Marianne Boruch (Contributor), Catherine Bowman (Contributor), George Bradley (Contributor), Richard Brautigan (Contributor), Dan Brown (Contributor), Sharon Bryan (Contributor), Charles Bukowski (Contributor), Denver Butson (Contributor), Karen Chase (Contributor), Peter Cherches (Contributor), Nicholas Christopher (Contributor), Suzanne Cleary (Contributor), David Clewell (Contributor), Lucille Clifton (Contributor), Martha Collins (Contributor), Geraldine Connolly (Contributor), Peter Cooley (Contributor), Mary Cornish (Contributor), Jim Daniels (Contributor), Stephen Dobyns (Contributor), Norman Dubie (Contributor), Carol Ann Duffy (Contributor), Stephen Dunn (Contributor), Cornelius Eady (Contributor), Jenny Factor (Contributor), B. H. Fairchild (Contributor), Edward Field (Contributor), Donald Finkel (Contributor), Nick Flynn (Contributor), Aaron Fogel (Contributor), Chris Forhan (Contributor), Daisy Fried (Contributor), Dana Gioia (Contributor), Jody Gladding (Contributor), Elton Glaser (Contributor), Douglas Goetsch (Contributor), George Green (Contributor), Eamon Grennan (Contributor), Mark Halliday (Contributor), Forrest Hamer (Contributor), Mac Hammond (Contributor), Lola Haskins (Contributor), Kaylin Haught (Contributor), Robert Hedin (Contributor), Robert Hershon (Contributor), Bob Hicok (Contributor), David Hilton (Contributor), Edward Hirsch (Contributor), Tony Hoagland (Contributor), John Hollander (Contributor), Elizabeth Holmes (Contributor), Marie Howe (Contributor), Andrew Hudgins (Contributor), David Ignatow (Contributor), Mark Irwin (Contributor), Mark Jarman (Contributor), Lisa Jarnot (Contributor), Louis Jenkins (Contributor), Kate Knapp Johnson (Contributor), Richard Jones (Contributor), Katia Kapovich (Contributor), Jane Kenyon (Contributor), Judith Kerman (Contributor), Galway Kinnell (Contributor), David Kirby (Contributor), Bill Knott (Contributor), Kenneth Koch (Contributor), Ronald Koertge (Contributor), Ted Kooser (Contributor), Steve Kowit (Contributor), Dorianne Laux (Contributor), Naomi Lazard (Contributor), David Lee (Contributor), Li-Young Lee (Contributor), David Lehman (Contributor), Jan Heller Levi (Contributor), Phillis Levin (Contributor), Philip Levine (Contributor), Larry Levis (Contributor), C. S. Lewis (Contributor), Susan Ludvigson (Contributor), Alison Luterman (Contributor), Thomas Lux (Contributor), William Matthews (Contributor), Frances Mayes (Contributor), Shara McCallum (Contributor), Martha McFerren (Contributor), Heather McHugh (Contributor), Lynne McMahon (Contributor), Wesley McNair (Contributor), Peter Meinke (Contributor), Samuel Menashe (Contributor), Joseph Miller (Contributor), Susan Mitchell (Contributor), Elizabeth Seydel Morgan (Contributor), Lisel Mueller (Contributor), Paul Muldoon (Contributor), Taslima Nasrin (Contributor), Edward Nobles (Contributor), Naomi Shihab Nye (Contributor), Leanne O'Sullivan (Contributor), Sharon Olds (Contributor), Ron Padgett (Contributor), Elise Paschen (Contributor), Don Paterson (Contributor), G. E. Patterson (Contributor), Lucia Perillo (Contributor), Marc Petersen (Contributor), Robert Phillips (Contributor), Katha Pollitt (Contributor), Christina Pugh (Contributor), Leroy V. Quintana (Contributor), David Ray (Contributor), Alberto Ríos (Contributor), Yannis Ritsos (Contributor), Robin Robertson (Contributor), J. Allyn Rosser (Contributor), Mary Ruefle (Contributor), Timothy Russell (Contributor), Mary Jo Salter (Contributor), Benjamin Saltman (Contributor), Ruth L. Schwartz (Contributor), Evie Shockley (Contributor), Shoshauna Shy (Contributor), Charles Simic (Contributor), Hal Sirowitz (Contributor), Carol Snow (Contributor), Gary Soto (Contributor), Gerald Stern (Contributor), Henry S. Taylor (Contributor), John Updike (Contributor), Luisa Villani (Contributor), Diane Wakoski (Contributor), Ronald Wallace (Contributor), Connie Wanek (Contributor), Tom Wayman (Contributor), Charles Webb (Contributor), Rebecca Wee (Contributor), Bruce Weigl (Contributor), Joe Wenderoth (Contributor), Reed Whittemore (Contributor), Nancy Willard (Contributor), Miller Williams (Contributor), Robley Wilson (Contributor), Terence Winch (Contributor), David Wojahn (Contributor), Robert Wrigley (Contributor), Mark Wunderlich (Contributor), Jane Yolen (Contributor), David Young (Contributor), Dean Young (Contributor), Kevin Young (Contributor), Adam Zagajewski (Contributor), Paul Zimmer (Contributor)

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Not bad. ( )
  DromJohn | Jul 13, 2018 |
This is the book of poetry to make people love poetry who think they hate it. It's also for people who love poetry. ( )
  trishrobertsmiller | Dec 27, 2016 |
Well, I had my brother read 3 of the poems and as a songwriter, guy, nonreader, he liked them. There were quite a few I very much enjoyed, some that I somewhat enjoyed, and just a few I couldn't connect to. Overall, though, a great introductory collection, and I wish it were possible to use this program in the local schools. ( )
  MarieAlt | Mar 31, 2013 |
Recent American Poet Laureates have been very focused on bringing poetry to the people. Billy Collins, appointed Poet Laureate of the United States in 2001, created a list of 180 poems that were immediately accessible, reader friendly, designed to be read, one for each day of the school year, at high schools across the country. This book is a compilation of those poems. Like Garrison Keillor's book, Good Poems, this book is excellent for people who think poetry is too removed from every day life. Recommended. ( )
  debnance | Jan 29, 2010 |
A wonderful collection of poetry compiled by the great Poet Laureate Billy Collins.. Billy knows how to write poetry but he also knows how to pick a great collection as well. This is similar to Garrison Keilor's collection which are also outstanding. As with all poetry collections certian poems appeal to certian people but most of these are excellant. ( )
  realbigcat | Nov 6, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812968875, Paperback)

A dazzling new anthology of 180 contemporary poems, selected and introduced by America’s Poet Laureate, Billy Collins.

Inspired by Billy Collins’s poem-a-day program with the Library of Congress, Poetry 180 is the perfect anthology for readers who appreciate engaging, thoughtful poems that are an immediate pleasure.

A 180-degree turn implies a turning back—in this case, to poetry. A collection of 180 poems by the most exciting poets at work today, Poetry 180 represents the richness and diversity of the form, and is designed to beckon readers with a selection of poems that are impossible not to love at first glance. Open the anthology to any page and discover a new poem to cherish, or savor all the poems, one at a time, to feel the full measure of contemporary poetry’s vibrance and abundance.

With poems by Catherine Bowman, Lucille Clifton, Billy Collins, Dana Gioia, Edward Hirsch, Galway Kinnell, Kenneth Koch, Philip Levine, Thomas Lux, William Matthews, Frances Mayes, Paul Muldoon, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sharon Olds, Katha Pollitt, Mary Jo Salter, Charles Simic, David Wojahn, Paul Zimmer, and many more.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:49 -0400)

A dazzling new anthology of 180 contemporary poems, selected and introduced by America's Poet Laureate, Billy Collins. Inspired by Billy Collins's poem-a-day program with the Library of Congress, Poetry 180 is the perfect anthology for readers who appreciate engaging, thoughtful poems that are an immediate pleasure. A 180-degree turn implies a turning back-in this case, to poetry. A collection of 180 poems by the most exciting poets at work today, Poetry 180 represents the richness and diversity of the form, and is designed to beckon readers with a selection of poems that are impossible not to love at first glance. Open the anthology to any page and discover a new poem to cherish, or savor all the poems, one at a time, to feel the full measure of contemporary poetry's vibrance and abundance. With poems by Catherine Bowman, Lucille Clifton, Billy Collins, Dana Gioia, Edward Hirsch, Galway Kinnell, Kenneth Koch, Philip Levine, Thomas Lux, William Matthews, Frances Mayes, Paul Muldoon, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sharon Olds, Katha Pollitt, Mary Jo Salter, Charles Simic, David Wojahn, Paul Zimmer, and many more.… (more)

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