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Matthews, William 1942-1997

Overview
Works: 101 works in 214 publications in 1 language and 7,478 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
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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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 744 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 569 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 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flood : poems by William Matthews( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 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 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bulgarian. In this first selection culled from his complete body of work, readers who have never sampled Matthews's poetry, or who cannot find it in print, will be able to take the measure of one of our most versatile and original poets. Matthews characteristically watches "the lights come on/in the valley, like bright type/being set in another language." Illuminating and thoughtful, his poems speak the truth in a way that prompted Peter Stitt, one of our most respected
Rising and falling : poems by William Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreseeable futures : poems by William Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and held by 301 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 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curiosities by William Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 269 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 167 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 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Horace has long been revered as the supreme lyric poet of the Augustan Age. In his perceptive introduction to this translation of Horace's Odes and Satires, Sidney Alexander engagingly spells out how the poet expresses values and traditions that remain unchanged in the deepest strata of Italian character two thousand years later. Horace shares with Italians of today a distinctive delight in the senses, a fundamental irony, a passion for seizing the moment, and a view of religion as aesthetic experience rather than mystical exaltation - in many ways, as Alexander puts it, Horace is the quintessential Italian. The voice we hear in this graceful and carefully annotated translation is thus one that emerges with clarity and dignity from the heart of an unchanging Latin culture."--Jacket
A world rich in anniversaries by Jean Follain( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 119 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 66 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 29 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

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

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

William Matthews poète américain

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Languages
English (124)

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