New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. Octavo, paperback, colour illustrations.
In this charming book, Billy Collins, joins with David Allen Sibley, America's foremost bird illustrator, to celebrate the winged creatures that have inspired so many poets for centuries. From Catullus and Chaucer to Robert Browning and James Wright, poets have long treated birds as powerful metaphors for beauty, escape, transcendence, and divine expression. Here, in this substantial anthology, more than one hundred contemporary and classic poems are paired with close to sixty original, ornithologically precise illustrations. Part poetry collection, part art book, Bright Wings presents verbal and visual interpretations of the natural world and reminds us of our intimate connection to the birds around us. Each in their own way, these poems and pictures honor the enchanting creatures that have been, and continue to be, longtime collaborators with the poet's and painter's art. Also available in hardcover [stock id 35149].
Price: $35.00 AU