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C. K. Williams

C. K. Williams
Catherine Mauger

C. K. Williams (1936–2015) published twenty-two books of poetry including, Flesh and Blood, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; Repair, which won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; and The Singing, winner of the National Book Award. Williams was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize in 2005. He wrote a critical study, On Whitman; a memoir, Misgivings; and two books of essays, Poetry and Consciousness and In Time: Poets, Poems,and the Rest.

PEN Literary Award Winner

National Book Critics Circle Awards Winner

National Book Awards Winner

Pulitzer Prize Winner

National Book Awards Finalist

Falling Ill

Falling Ill

C. K. Williams
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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...

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Selected Later Poems

C. K. Williams
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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...

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All at Once

C. K. Williams
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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...

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Flesh & Blood

C. K. Williams
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Flesh & 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...

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Selected Poems

C. K. Williams
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For his Selected Poems, C.K. Williams has chosen from three decades of his work to produce a volume that represents every aspect of his remarkable career. This collection confirms that C.K. Williams...

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Writers Writing Dying

C. K. Williams
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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...

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Wait

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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 always was going...

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Collected Poems

C. K. Williams
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All the work of this major poet who has "set a new standard for American poetry."*


Collected Poems brings together in one volume C. K. Williams's work...

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The Singing

C. K. Williams
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New work from the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Repair

. . . Reality has put itself so solidly before me
there's little need for mystery . . . Except for us, for how we...

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Misgivings

C.K. Williams
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Winner of the PEN/Voelcker career achievement award in poetry

Misgivings is C. K. William's searing recollection of his family's extreme dynamics and of his parents' deaths after years...

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Repair

C. K. Williams
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Nominated for the National Book Award--The eighth book by one of our greatest poets

"Always, "These gigantic inconceivables."
Always, "What will have been done to me?"

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The Vigil

C. K. Williams
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Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award

The Vigil, which first appeared in 1997, finds contemporary American master-poet C. K. Williams taking a more reflective and empathetic...

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A Dream of Mind

C. K. Williams
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One of Williams's most challenging and varied works thus far.

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The Bacchae of Euripides

C. K. Williams; Introduction by Martha Nussbaum
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