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Matthews, William 1942-1997

Overview
Works: 93 works in 160 publications in 1 language and 7,054 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Poetry 
Roles: Signer, Translator
Classifications: PS3563.A855, 811.54
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Most widely held works by William Matthews
Search party : collected poems of William Matthews by William Matthews ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 817 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 )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 606 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 )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flood : poems by William Matthews ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Time & money : new poems by William Matthews ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems and translations, 1969-1991 by William Matthews ( Book )
3 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 )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foreseeable futures : poems by William Matthews ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sleek for the long flight : new poems by William Matthews ( Book )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blues if you want : poems by William Matthews ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Curiosities by William Matthews ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ruining the new road : poems by William Matthews ( Book )
3 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The satires of Horace by Horace ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 166 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
A world rich in anniversaries by Jean Follain ( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sticks & stones : [poems] by William Matthews ( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 81 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
Broken syllables [poems by William Matthews ( Book )
3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 57 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
The mortal city : 100 epigrams of Martial by Martial ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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