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Collected Poems

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Description for Collected Poems Paperback. Features poems that delve into everything from the most joyous and private matters of the heart to the chaos and horror of politics, warfare, and our species' seemingly innate penchant for cruelty and self-destruction. Num Pages: 704 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 156 x 43. Weight in Grams: 1054.
C.K. Williams (1936-2015) was the most challenging American poet of his generation, a poet of intense and searching originality who made lyric sense out of the often brutal realities of everyday life. His poems are startlingly intense anecdotes on love, death, secrets and wayward thought, examining the inner life in precise, daring language. ‘A voice that has become utterly distinctive: restless, passionate, dogged, and uncompromising in its quest to find and speak the truth…an intelligence both compassionate and fierce. The result is four decades of poems that delve into everything from the most joyous and private matters of the ... Read more

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Bloodaxe Books Ltd
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About C.k. Williams
C.K. Williams (1936-2015) was born in New Jersey, and lived latterly in Paris, Normandy and Princeton, USA. He published a dozen books in Britain with Bloodaxe, including New & Selected Poems (1995), The Vigil (1997), Repair (1999) and The Singing (2003) – all four of these were Poetry Book Society Recommendations – followed by Collected Poems (2006), Wait (2010) and ... Read more

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'Few poets leave behind them a body of work that is global in its ambition and achievement, but C.K. Williams is one of them. His poetry will speak to future generations, as it does to us, of what it was to be human in our time' - Chase Twichell 'As much scope and truthfulness as any American poetry since Lowell ... Read more

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