They called Billy Collins the greatest poet of the 21st century, America's most touching poet and the bestselling romantic of our time, and now the man is back with The Rain in Portugal, a brilliant new collection of poetry. In total, there are nearly 50 brand-new poems for the readers to enjoy. They represent the author's wit, talent, brilliant writing style and the never-ending joy.
You could say that this book is like the ultimate get-together with Mr. Collins, simply because in every single poem he shares his own opinion on pretty much everything that's going on in the world. Traveling, falling in love, feeling confident, taking care of pets, being afraid of failure, betrayal, death - those are the main topics of The Rain in Portugal.
Thanks to the poet's fascinating writing, you'll enjoy every single poem from the book - no exceptions. Furthermore, it's important to note that the tone jumps around a lot, and a funny story about dogs can be followed by a deeply emotional, powerful poem about the most important things in our lives. At the same time, expect to see Sir Shakespeare flying first-class on a plane and other crazy stuff that only a man with a great imagination could come up with.
At the end of the day, The Rain in Portugal is exciting, inspiring, and, above all, hilarious. The critics are calling Billy Collins the new poetic voice of modern-day America, and there's no praise greater than that. So, if you're a fan of wonderful poetry that's both insightful and funny, make sure to put this mighty collection on your list of must-haves.