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Since his first poetry collection, "Lies," C. K. Williams has nurtured an incomparable reputation--as a deeply political poet, a writer of profound emotion, and a teller of great stories. In "Writers Writing Dying," he retains the essential parts of his poetic identity--his candor, the drama of his verses, the social conscience of his themes--while slyly reinventing himself, re-casting his voice, and in many poems examining the personal--sexual desire, the hubris of youth, the looming specter of death--more bluntly and bravely than ever. In "Prose," he confronts his nineteen year-old self, who despairs of writing poetry, with the question "How could anyone know this little?" In a poem of meditation, "The Day Continues Lovely," he radically expands the scale of his attention: "Meanwhile cosmos roars on with so many voices we can't hear ourselves think. Galaxy on. Galaxy off. Universe on, but another just behind this one . . . " Even the poet's own purpose is questioned- in "Draft 23" he asks, "Between scribble and slash--are we trying to change the world by changing the words?" With this wildly vibrant collection--by turns funny, moving, and surprising--Williams proves once again that, he has, in Michael Hofmann's words, "as much scope and truthfulness as any American poet since Lowell and Berryman."

About C K Williams, Jr.

C. K. Williams (1936 2015) published twenty-two books of poetry including, "Flesh and Blood," which won the National Book Critics Circle Award- "Repair," which won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry- and "The Singing," winner of the National Book Award. Williams was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize in 2005. He wrote a critical study, "On Whitman"- a memoir, "Misgivings"- and two books of essays, "Poetry and Consciousness "and "In Time: Poets, Poems, " "and the Rest.""

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Author : C K Williams, Jr.
Publisher : Farrar Straus Giroux
Data Published : 30 October 2012
ISBN : 0374293325
EAN : 9780374293321
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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