Collected Poems

Collected Poems

by C. K. Williams

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Collected Poems by C. K. Williams

All the work of this major poet who has "set a new standard for American poetry."*


Collected Poems brings together in one volume C. K. Williams's work of nearly forty years, enabling readers to follow the career of this great poet through its many phases and reinventions.

Here are his confrontational early poems, which bristle with a young idealist's righteous anger. Here are the roomy, rangy poems of Tar and With Ignorance, in which Williams married the long line of Whitman to a modern's psychological self-scrutiny; the compact sonnets of Flesh and Blood; and the inward investigations of A Dream of Mind. Here are the incomparable poems from the prize winning books Repair and The Singing. Here, too, are new poems, in which Williams's moral vigilance is brought to bear, again, on life during wartime. Collected Poems is the life's work of a modern master—fiercely intelligent, arresting in its beauty, unforgettable in its echoes and reverberations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374530990
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 11/13/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 704
Sales rank: 1,243,957
Product dimensions: 5.57(w) x 8.16(h) x 1.73(d)

About the Author

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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