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Matthews, William 1942-1997

Overview
Works: 94 works in 153 publications in 1 language and 7,032 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Signer, Translator
Classifications: PS3563.A855, 811.54
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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 804 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 603 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 )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flood : poems by William Matthews( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Time & money : new poems by William Matthews( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems and translations, 1969-1991 by William Matthews( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 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 )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foreseeable futures : poems by William Matthews( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 334 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 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Curiosities by William Matthews( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English 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 264 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 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 165 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 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sticks & stones : [poems] by William Matthews( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 82 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 58 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 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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