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Poems
Product Number: EB00489028
Released: Sep 09, 2014
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429961295
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Description

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 was going too slowly, too slowly." Poems about animals and rural life are set hard by poems about shrapnel in Iraq and sudden desire on the Paris MEtro; grateful invocations of Herbert and Hopkins give way to fierce negotiations with the shades of Coleridge, Dostoevsky, and Celan. What the poems share is their setting in the cool, spacious, spotlit, book-lined place that is Williams's consciousness, a place whose workings he has rendered for fifty years with inimitable candor and style.

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Author(s): C.K. Williams
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Sep 09, 2014

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