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Williams, C. K. (Charles Kenneth) 1936-2015

Works: 2 works in 3 publications in 2 languages and 263 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3573.I4483, 811.54
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Most widely held works about C. K Williams
Most widely held works by C. K Williams
In time : poets, poems, and the rest by C. K Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Winner of the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and numerous other awards, C.K. Williams is one of the most distinguished poets of his generation. Known for the variety of his subject matter and the expressive intensity of his verse, he has written on topics as resonant as war, social injustice, love, family, sex, death, depression, and intellectual despair and delight. He is also a gifted essayist, and In Time collects his best recent prose along with an illuminating series of interview excerpts in which he discusses a wide range of subjects, from his own work as a poet and translator to the current state of American poetry as a whole. In Time begins with six essays that meditate on poetic subjects, from reflections on such forebears as Philip Larkin and Robert Lowell to "A Letter to a Workshop," in which he considers the work of composing a poem. In the book's innovative middle section, Williams extracts short essays from interviews into an alphabetized series of reflections on subjects ranging from poetry and politics to personal accounts of his own struggles as an artist. The seven essays of the final section branch into more public concerns, including an essay on Paris as a place of inspiration, "Letter to a German Friend," which addresses the issue of national guilt, and a concluding essay on aging, into which Williams incorporates three moving new poems. Written in his lucid, powerful, and accessible prose, Williams's essays are characterized by reasoned and complex judgments and a willingness to confront hard moral questions in both art and politics. Wide-ranging and deeply thoughtful, In Time is the culmination of a lifetime of reading and writing by a man whose work has made a substantial contribution to contemporary American poetry
The color of time( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning poet CK Williams's TAR collection, a poetic expression of his life, written and directed by twelve filmmakers from New York University. The film takes a journey through several decades of American life, from CK's childhood and adolescence in Detroit in the 1940s and '50s to the early 1980s. CK and his wife Catherine are married with a son. CK spends his nights struggling to write new poems and haunted by memories of his past
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.20 for The color ... to 0.37 for In time : ...)

Alternative Names
Williams, Charles K., II