Collected Poems

C. K. Williams

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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 are measures of thought, and in these pages we watch them unfold from his confrontational early poems through the open, expansive Tar and With Ignorance. His voice is both cerebral and muscular, capable of both the eightline poems of Flesh and Blood and the inward soundings of A Dream of Mind—and of both together in the award-winning recent books Repair and The Singing. These poems feel spontaneous, individual, and directly representative of the experience of which they sing; open to life, they chafe against summary and conclusion.


Few poets leave behind them a body of work that is global in its ambition and achievement. C. K. Williams is one of them.

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"Listen to this poetry reading to hear poet C.K. Williams read his poem ""Dominion Depression,"" which can be found in his Collected Poems. This poetry collection 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. Learn more about Collected Poems at http://us.macmillan.com/collectedpoems-7/CWilliams Read more about C.K. Williams at http://us.macmillan.com/author/ckwilliams"

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C. K. Williams

C. K. Williams's books of poetry include Repair (Pulitzer Prize, 2002) and The Singing (National Book Award, 2003). He is also the author of a memoir, Misgivings. He teaches at Princeton University and lives part of the year in France.

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Collected Poems
C. K. Williams

Hardcover

Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
October 2006
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374126520
ISBN10: 0374126526
6 x 9 inches, 704 pages, Includes an Index of Titles and an Index of First Lines
$40.00

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Trade Paperback
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
November 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374530990
ISBN10: 0374530998
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 704 pages, Includes an Index of Titles and an Index of First Lines
$25.00

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
9/9/2014
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ISBN: 9781466880573
ISBN10: 1466880570
704 pages, Includes an Index of Titles and an Index of First Lines
$11.99
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