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Repair

Poems

C. K. Williams

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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, death, secrets among intimates, the waywardness of thought, and the violence and metaphoric power of the natural world. A long poem about the sixties, "King," broods over the mixed motives and misunderstandings of the period; the final poem defines, and in its way celebrates, the "invisible mending" of time and attentiveness to the thing itself. Here is a poet in full maturity, his mastery transforming everything he touches.
 
Repair is a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Poetry and the winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

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"Formally, these new poems mark a departure. Underneath, though, they are driven by the familiar Williams sensibility: intelligent, restless . . . always wanting to know and understand more . . . [an] excellent book."--The Boston Book Review

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • C. K. Williams

  • C. K. Williams lives part of the year in Paris and part in New York, and teaches at Princeton University. In 1999 he will be living in Berlin as the recipient of the Berlin Prize, which provides for a year's residency in that city.
  • C. K. Williams Catherine Mauger
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Repair

Poems

C. K. Williams

National Book Awards Finalist, L.A. Times Book Prize - Winner, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize - Nominee
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