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  • On Whitmanby C. K. Williams

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96

    In this book, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C. K. Williams sets aside the mass of biography and literary criticism that has accumulated around the work and person of 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... more...

  • In Timeby C. K. Williams

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 27.50

    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,... more...

  • All at Onceby C. K. Williams

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 18.99

    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... more...

  • Collected Poemsby C. K. Williams

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    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... more...

  • Misgivingsby C. K. Williams

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 12.99

    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... more...

  • Repairby C. K. Williams

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 12.99

    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,... more...

  • Waitby C. K. Williams

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99

    Wait finds C. K. Williams by turns ruminative, stalked by "the conscience-beast, who harries me," and "riven by idiot vigor, voracious as the youth I was for whom everything was going too slowly, too slowly." Poems about animals and rural life are set hard by poems about shrapnel in Iraq and sudden desire on the Paris Métro; grateful invocations... more...

  • Writers Writing Dyingby C. K. Williams

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99

    Since his first poetry collection, Lies , C. K. Williams has nurtured an incomparable reputation?as a deeply moral poet, a writer of profound emotion, and a teller of compelling 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... more...

  • Selected Later Poemsby C. K. Williams

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 30.99

    A selection from the last twenty years of C. K. Williams's career, plus new work?proof of his enduring power C. K. Williams's long career has been a catalog of surprises, of inventions and reinventions, of honors. His one constant is a remarkable degree of flexibility, a thrilling ability to shape-shift that goes hand in hand with an essential,... more...

  • Falling Illby C. K. Williams

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 23.99

    A capstone to an unforgettable career Over the past half century, the great shape-shifting poet C. K. Williams took upon himself the poet?s task: to record with candor and ardor ?the burden of being alive.? In Falling Ill , his final volume of poems, he brings this task to its conclusion, bearing witness to a restless mind?s encounter with the... more...