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Billy Collins Handles Death Lightheartedly in New Poetry Collection

In a review partly titled “popular poetry is good poetry,” The Post and Courier’s John Cusatis reflects on Billy Collins’s twelfth collection, The Rain in Portugal (Random House), writing that the poet is at his best in this one, that “the terrain Collins explores in these 56 poems is his richest and most varied.” More: […]
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