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Matthews, William 1942-1997

Overview
Works: 97 works in 175 publications in 2 languages and 6,976 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Signer
Classifications: PS3563.A855,
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Search party : collected poems of William Matthews by William Matthews( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 749 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 577 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 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flood : poems by William Matthews( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 458 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 406 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 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreseeable futures : poems by William Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 323 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 303 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 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curiosities by William Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The satires of Horace by Horace( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 162 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 )

4 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

The mortal city : 100 epigrams of Martial by Martial( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken syllables [poems by William Matthews( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provisions : lost prose by William Matthews( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Search party : collected poems of William Matthews
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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 of Horace