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Matthews, William 1942-1997

Overview
Works: 100 works in 218 publications in 1 language and 7,448 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Signer, Other
Classifications: PS3563.A855, 811.54
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Most widely held works about William Matthews
 
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Most widely held works by William Matthews
Search party : collected poems of William Matthews by William Matthews( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Search Party, his son Sebastian and his friend and fellow poet Stanley Plumly have brought together a collection drawing from all of Matthews's previously published work as well as twenty-three never-before-published poems. Here are meditations on relationships, work, family life, and, of course, jazz: "I love the smoky libidinal murmur / of a jazz crowd ... / I like to slouch back / with that I'll-be-here-awhile tilt." Pleasure is abundant in these poems: music, wine, love, and language are, for Matthews, the necessary consolations for life's suffering. Full of as much wisdom and song as heartbreak and loss, Search Party will bring a wider reading audience to this "poet of experience" and his benedictions of everyday life
After all : last poems by William Matthews( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A touchingly entitled collection of poems completed shortly before the poet's death in November 1997. In AFTER ALL, William Matthews seems to be looking his last on all things lovely. He speaks of people, pets, the past, of history, of joys proposed, but especially, with his characteristic relaxed wit, of language
A happy childhood : poems by William Matthews( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time & money : new poems by William Matthews( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a large-hearted book, a strong, witty, and worldly book, the work of five years by one of hte most admired and generous of American poets. Piercing, slightly dejected, insightful cynical yet tolerant, even affectionate, William Matthews chooses to tell the truth, sometimes sadly, sometimes wisely
Flood : poems by William Matthews( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems and translations, 1969-1991 by William Matthews( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road is what the car drinks/traveling on its tongue of light/all the way home. With lines like these William Matthews has created a body of work that stands alone in American poetry. Witty, sophisticated, yet lucid, his poems bring the reader refreshing insights into the everyday world of sports, music, wine, psychology, homes, pets, love, children, and literature. In the course of a brilliant career Matthews has also translated poems from French, Latin, and
Rising and falling : poems by William Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreseeable futures : poems by William Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleek for the long flight : new poems by William Matthews( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blues if you want : poems by William Matthews( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curiosities by William Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruining the new road : poems by William Matthews( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1997 Pushcart prize XXI : best of the small presses( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Satires and Epistles of Horace : a modern English verse translation by Horace( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman philosopher and dramatic critic Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-3 B.C.), known in English as Horace, was also the most famous lyric poet of his age. Written in the troubled decade ending with the establishment of Augustus's regime, his Satires provide trenchant social commentary on men's perennial enslavement to money, power, fame, and sex. Not as frequently translated as his Odes, in recent decades the Satires have been rendered into prose or bland verse. Horace continues to influence modern lyric poetry, and our greatest poets continue to translate and marvel at his command of formal style, his economy of expression, his variety, and his mature humanism. Horace's comic genius has also had a profound influence on the Western literary tradition through such authors as Swift, Pope, and Boileau, but interest in the Satires has dwindled due to the difficulty of capturing Horace's wit and formality with the techniques of contemporary free verse. -- Publisher description
A world rich in anniversaries by Jean Follain( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sticks & stones : [poems] by William Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cloud by William Matthews( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new and seasonable address to the disciplinarians of the people called Quakers, relative to tithes and taxes by William Matthews( Book )

12 editions published between 1798 and 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explanatory appeal to the Society in general, and his friends in particular, by William Matthews by William Matthews( )

13 editions published between 1783 and 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Search party : collected poems of William Matthews
Alternative Names
William Matthews American writer

William Matthews amerykański poeta i pisarz

William Matthews escriptor estatunidenc

William Matthews escritor estadounidense

William Matthews (poet) Amerikaans dichter (1942-1997)

William Matthews poète américain

William Matthews yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

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Languages
English (128)

Covers
After all : last poemsTime & money : new poemsSelected poems and translations, 1969-1991Sleek for the long flight : new poemsBlues if you want : poemsCuriositiesThe 1997 Pushcart prize XXI : best of the small pressesThe Satires and Epistles of Horace : a modern English verse translation