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Billy Collins
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Housden, Roger, ed., Ten Poems to Change Your Life, Crown, 2001.

Housden offers a selection of poems, both new and
old, that aim to reshape the way readers think about
and experience their lives. The poems are "spiritual"
in the widest sense of the word.


Secor, Laura, "Billy Collins: Mischievous Laureate," in Mother Jones, Vol. 27, Issue 2, March-April 2002, pp. 84-85.

In this interview, Collins discusses his new job as
poet laureate and his responsibilities after September
11, 2001.

Sewell, Marilyn, Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality, Houghton Mifflin, 2000.

Sewell collects poetry by a variety of women and
from a woman's point of view, on topics including
marriage, death, birth, and loss.

Wuthnow, Robert, The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith since World War II, Princeton University Press, 1988.

Wuthnow's study charts the major trends in American
religious experience since the end of World War
II, focusing on the decline...

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