Book Reviews of Nine Horses: Poems (Today Show Book Club #10)

Nine Horses: Poems (Today Show Book Club #10)
Nine Horses Poems - Today Show Book Club #10
Author: Billy Collins
ISBN-13: 9781400061778
ISBN-10: 1400061776
Publication Date: 4/2/2003
Pages: 144
Edition: Today Show Book Club
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Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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In Nine Horses, Billy Collins, U.S. poet laureate and author of the bestselling collection Sailing Alone Around the Room, attempts to find beauty in simplicity, but ends up achieving the simply banal. Some poems, such as "Rooms" and "Obituaries," in which readers are given freedom to draw their own conclusions, are memorable, but the language in Nine Horses has little music and thoughts are plainly stated. Animals (mostly mice and little birds) populate this sentimental journey, and they are nearly always personified, resulting in poems that sometimes read like the verse equivalent of a Thomas Kinkade print.