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  • In this book, Pulitzer Prize?winning poet C. K. Williams sets aside the mass of biography and literary criticism that has accumulated around Walt Whitman and attempts to go back to Leaves of Grass as he first encountered it?to explore why Whitman's epic "continues to inspire and sometimes daunt" him. The result is a personal reassessment and appreciation...

    Publisher : Princeton University Press
    published : 2010
  • Winner of the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and numerous other awards, C. K. Williams is one of the most distinguished poets of his generation. Known for the variety of his subject matter and the expressive intensity of his verse, he has written on topics as resonant as war, social injustice, love, family, sex, death, depression,...

    Publisher : University of Chicago Press
    published : 2012
  • Short, sharp musings on things profound and mundane (and sometimes both) from the Pulitzer Prize winning poet C. K. Williams has never been afraid to push the boundaries of poetic form?in fact, he's known for it, with long, lyrical lines that compel, enthrall, and ensnare. In his latest work, All at Once , Williams again embodies this spirit...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2014
  • Collected Poems brings together nearly four decades of C. K.Williams's work: more than four hundred poems that, though remarkable in their variety, have in common Williams's distinctive outlook?restless, passionate, dogged, and uncompromising in the drive to find words for the truth about life as we know it today. Williams's rangy, elastic lines...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2014
  • One of Williams's most challenging and varied works thus far.

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2014
  • Flesh & Blood , the fifth collection by C. K. Williams, was awarded the 1987 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Reviewing it in The New York Times Book Review , Edward Hirsch noted that the book's compression and exactitude gave it "the feeling of a contemporary sonnet sequence." Hirsch added: "Like Berryman's Dream Songs or Lowell's...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2014
  • An intense, refractory memoir by a major poet Misgivings is C. K. Williams's searing recollection of his family's extreme dynamics and of his parents' deaths after years of struggle, bitterness, and inner conflict. Like Kafka's self-revealing Letter to His Father, Misgiving s is full of doubt, both philosophical and personal, but as a work of...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2014
  • The eighth book--and the most various yet--by a major American poet. With his two previous books, a generous Selected Poems and The Vigil, C. K. Williams received great acclaim, including the PEN/Voelcker Award and the prestigious Berlin Prize. Repair represents an extraordinary outpouring of nearly fifty new poems. His subjects, again, are love,...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2014
  • For his Selected Poems, C.K. Williams has chosen from three decades of his work to produce a volume that represents every aspect of his remarkable career. This collection confirms that C.K. Williams is, as Stanley Kunitz has written, "a wonderful poet, in the authentic American tradition of Walt Whitman and W.C. Williams, who tells us on every page...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2014
  • New work from the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Repair . . . Reality has put itself so solidly before me there's little need for mystery . . . Except for us, for how we take the world to us, and make it more, more than we are, more even than itself. --from "The World" In his first volume since Repair , C. K. Williams treats the characteristic...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2014