Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 7, 2023
by jenniferpuryear

Billy Collins: Tiny Melodies

  Billy Collins’ newest collection, “Musical Tables,” sings tiny melodies with perfect pitch. “Small poems are drastic examples of poetry’s way of squeezing large content into tight spaces,” Collins writes in the afterward. “The small poem is a flash, a gesture, a gambit without the game that follows. There’s no room for landscape here, or easeful reflection, but there is the opportunity for humor and …

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