Flesh & Blood

Poems

C. K. Williams

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download Image Flesh & Blood

Available Formats

eBook
Flesh and Blood, the fifth collection by C. K. Williams, was awarded the 1987 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Reviewing it in The New York Times Book Review, Edward Hirsch noted that the book's compression and exactitude gave it "the feeling of a contemporary sonnet sequence." Hirsch added: "Like Berryman's Dream Songs or Lowell's Notebooks, Mr. Williams's short poems are shapely yet open-minded and self-generative, loosely improvisational though with an underlying formal necesity."

Connect with the Author

C. K. Williams

Official Sites


Related Links


Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Reviews

Praise for Flesh & Blood

"To put it simply, C. K. Williams is a wonderful poet, in the authentic American tradition of Walt Whitman and W. C. Williams, who tells us on every page what it means to be alive in our time. Among the treasures [in Flesh and Blood] is his sequence of poems on the death of his friend, the poet Paul Zweig. It is unmistakably one of the truly great modern elegies."--Stanley Kunitz

"A refreshingly urban book. . . . There is a restless intelligence behind all of C. K. Williams's work. . . . The range of his concerns and the depth of his emotional insight give [this book] value. Williams's poems, whatever their shape, remind us how much other poets leave out."--Don Bogen, The Nation

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

C. K. Williams

C. K. Williams

Catherine Mauger
C. K. Williams

Official Sites

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

Flesh & Blood
Poems
C. K. Williams

Award

National Book Critics Circle Awards - Winner

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
9/9/2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466880597
ISBN10: 1466880597
96 pages
$7.99
Back

From The Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back