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All at Once, C.K. Williams

Label
All at Once
Title
All at Once
Statement of responsibility
C.K. Williams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
C. K. Williams has never been afraid to push the boundaries of poetic form - in fact, he's known for it, with long, lyrical lines that compel, enthrall, and ensnare. In his latest work, All at Once, Williams again embodies this spirit of experimentation, carving out fresh spaces for himself and surprising his readers once more with inventions both formal and lyrical. Somewhere between prose poems, short stories, and personal essays, the musings in this collection are profound, personal, witty, and inventive - sometimes all at once. Here are the starkly beautiful images that also pepper his poems: a neighbor's white butane tank in March "glares in the sunlight, raw and unseemly, like a breast inappropriately unclothed in the painful chill." Here are the tender, masterful sketches of characters Williams has encountered: a sign painter and skid-row denizen who makes an impression on the young soon-to-be poet with his "terrific focus, an intensity I'd never seen in an adult before." And here are a husband's hymns to his beloved wife, to her laughter, which "always has something keen and sweet to it, an edge of something like song." This is a book that provokes pathos and thought, that inspires sympathy and contemplation. It is both fiercely representative of Williams's work and like nothing he's written before - a collection to be admired, celebrated, and above all read again and again
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, C. K.
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.I4483
LC item number
A6 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • Poetry
  • American poetry
  • Poetry
Label
All at Once, C.K. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846545869
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
185 pages
Isbn
9780374216429
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013033024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)846545869
  • (Sirsi) a1798957
Label
All at Once, C.K. Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846545869
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
185 pages
Isbn
9780374216429
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013033024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)846545869
  • (Sirsi) a1798957

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