• Whale Day

  • And Other Poems
  • By: Billy Collins
  • Narrated by: Billy Collins
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Whale Day

By: Billy Collins
Narrated by: Billy Collins
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A wondrous collection from Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate and New York Times best-selling author of The Rain in Portugal

“The poems are marked by his characteristic humor and arise out of small, banal moments, unearthing the extraordinary or uncanny in the everyday.” (The Wall Street Journal)

Whale Day brings together more than fifty poems and showcases the deft mixing of the playful and the serious that has made Billy Collins one of our country’s most celebrated and widely read poets. Here are poems that leap with whimsy and imagination, yet stay grounded in the familiar, common things of everyday experience. Collins takes us for a walk with an impossibly ancient dog, discovers the original way to eat a banana, meets an Irish spider, and even invites us to his own funeral. Sensitive to the wonders of being alive as well as the thrill of mortality, Whale Day builds on and amplifies Collins’ reputation as one of America’s most interesting and durable poets.

©2020 Billy Collins (P)2020 Random House Audio

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