Is it just us, or is there a lack of awesome modern poetry in the world? Yes, there is poetry in music, but let's be honest the current trend of rhapsodizing about getting down on the dance floor doesn't move us like a bit of poetry from Robert Frost. Enter Billy Collins' The Trouble With Poetry: And Other Poems ($11). At times humorous, and at time touching, he calls attention to the human experience in a very poignant and fresh way. We suggest starting with The Lanyard and working your way through.
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