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C. K. Williams (1936–2015)

Autor(a) de Repair: Poems

44+ Works 1,081 Membros 16 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

Charles Kenneth Williams was born on November 4, 1936 in Newark, New Jersey. He received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1959. His collections of poetry include Lies, The Last Deaths, Collected Poems, and Selected Later Poems. He won the National Book Critics mostrar mais Circle Award in 1987 for Flesh and Blood, the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for Repair in 2000, and the National Book Award for The Singing in 2003. In addition to writing poetry, he translated plays by Sophocles and poems by Adam Zagajewski and Francis Ponge. His critical essays were collected in Poetry and Consciousness and In Time: Poets, Poems, and the Rest. He also wrote On Whitman and a memoir entitled Misgivings: My Mother, My Father, Myself. He taught in Princeton University's creative writing program from 1996 until shortly before his death. He died from multiple myeloma on September 20, 2015 at the age of 78. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por C. K. Williams

Repair: Poems (1999) 180 exemplares
The Singing: Poems (2003) 95 exemplares
Collected Poems (2006) 92 exemplares
Selected Poems (1994) 77 exemplares
The Vigil: Poems (1997) 55 exemplares
Flesh & Blood: Poems (1987) 48 exemplares
Poems, 1963-1983 (1988) 47 exemplares
A Dream of Mind: Poems (1992) 45 exemplares
Wait: Poems (1605) 43 exemplares
On Whitman (2010) 40 exemplares
Tar (1983) 38 exemplares
Writers Writing Dying: Poems (2012) 32 exemplares
How the Nobble Was Finally Found (2009) 31 exemplares

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,250 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contribuidor — 746 exemplares
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuidor — 626 exemplares
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contribuidor — 388 exemplares
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Contribuidor — 361 exemplares
Women of Trachis [in translation] (0440) — Tradutor, algumas edições235 exemplares
Paris Was Ours (2011) — Contribuidor — 223 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuidor — 197 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 190 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2003 (2003) — Contribuidor — 174 exemplares
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1998 (1998) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares
After Ovid: New Metamorphoses (1994) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1993 (1993) — Contribuidor — 128 exemplares
Granta 110: Sex (2010) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições108 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1992 (1992) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
New Jersey Noir (2011) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
2011 Pushcart Prize XXXV: Best of the Small Presses (2010) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Best Spiritual Writing 2011 (2010) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Antaeus No. 61, Autumn 1988 - Journals, Notebooks & Diaries (1988) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Best Spiritual Writing 2012 (2011) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Poetry Cure (2005) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Sealy Challenge #4

bmanglass | 2 outras críticas | Aug 31, 2023 |
People seem to really love this thing but I believe their impression of the author started with his poems. Mine started with this memoir, and I have to say that I was not that impressed. In the beginning, especially, he comes across as the poor spoiled rich kid, and the descriptions of his parents do get a bit better, but that upbringing colors the entire story for me. He complains about his rather large father insisting on riding his smaller horse when he is a still young boy, but wait a minute - his dad bought him his own horse? He acknowledges that there is a sister and brother, but only a couple of times - the story is about his relationship to his parents as if he was an only child. And so it goes. Several times he brings up how, in his adult life, he is still taking his father's money to live on so he can pursue his writing, which is something I absolutely cannot relate to. And I'm not much for poetry, but if you are you may get more out of his descriptions. Gotta be honest here.… (mais)
Cantsaywhy | Nov 17, 2022 |
In the midst of the depressing and violence to animals cruelty,
here are the four good poems I would recommend:

m.belljackson | 2 outras críticas | Sep 22, 2022 |
(Is probably closer to 4.5/5, but worth rounding up)

CK Williams is a wizard-- I don't know if I would recommend him (or this volume) to a person who isn't interested in poetics; popular poets are popular for a reason, and Williams never got a ton of widespread fame. However, he won lots of poetry awards, and for good reason. His trademark style with long, almost prose-like lines, is a beautiful structure for his work. This volume stitches together poetry from throughout much of his career, showing his artistic evolution.

Early on he was a bit more specific and political, which was fun- some of his work on the Vietnam War was great and stirring. But his best work is definitely later on, when he gets existential and personal. There's a sense of moral urgency, Williams demands that we think about our surroundings in ways that draw out a sense of curiosity and wonder. His environmental description made me smile so many times, and I've bookmarked about 7 poems (and over 15 specific quotes) to come back to in about a week just to redigest them.

Not every poem hits deep, but such is the nature of a poetry collection. My only real issue is his sometimes crude depiction of sexuality and female characters. It never feels outright toxic to me, especially in a genre where so many male writers are outright pigs to women. Nevertheless, my asexual self cringed several times and often would quickly skim through the more sexual writings..
… (mais)
MaxAndBradley | May 27, 2020 |



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