WorldCat Identities

Matthews, William 1942-1997

Overview
Works: 101 works in 219 publications in 1 language and 7,437 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Signer, Other
Classifications: PS3563.A855, 811.54
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about William Matthews
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
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 722 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 )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 556 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 454 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 450 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 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follain, Flood, A Happy Childhood (that astonishing collection of poems with titles from Freud), Foreseeable Futures, and Blues If You Want, as well as translations from Martial and contemporary Bulgarian poets. "Our true subject is loneliness," he writes. "We've been divorced 1.5 times/per heart." "But think/with your body: not to be dead is to be/sexual, vivid, tender and harsh, a riot/of mixed feelings, and able to choose."
Rising and falling : poems by William Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreseeable futures : poems by William Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 319 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 302 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 296 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 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curiosities by William Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 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 158 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 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 65 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 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.02 for Telling li ... to 1.00 for Papers, c. ...)

Search party : collected poems of William Matthews
Alternative Names
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 scriitor american

William Matthews yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Уильям Мэтьюз

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