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Smith, William Jay 1918-2015

Overview
Works: 396 works in 721 publications in 3 languages and 20,235 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Biography  Stories in rhyme  Biographies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Signer, Publisher, Speaker, Correspondent, Redactor
Classifications: PS3537.M8693, 811.54
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The golden journey; poems for young people by Louise Bogan( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1989 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems grouped in such categories as "Birds, Beasts, and Flowers," "The Sea," and "The Moon and the Sun."
Ho for a hat! by William Jay Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy and his dog observe and try on a variety of hats throughout history
Laughing time : nonsense poems by William Jay Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1953 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains nonsense poems on a variety of topics
Children's literature for dramatization : an anthology by Geraldine Brain Siks( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic stories and verse are collected for performance by children
An arrow in the wall : selected poetry and prose by Andreĭ Voznesenskiĭ( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Russian and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children & poetry : a selective, annotated bibliography by Virginia Haviland( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This annotated bibliography of over 120 books was compiled to call attention to poetry for children that is both pleasing and rewarding. Omitted are traditional materials such as Mother Goose rhymes, textbooks, and collections designed especially for the classroom. Sample illustrations from the books noted and lines from poems are reproduced throughout. The entries are grouped under the following headings: (1) Rhymes, (2) Poetry of the Past, (3) 20th-Century Poetry, (4) Anthologies, and (5) World Poetry. An index of titles and authors is provided. (Lh)
The Spectra hoax by William Jay Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tin can, and other poems by William Jay Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A paper zoo : a collection of animal poems by modern American poets by Renée Karol Weiss( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of sophisticated animal poems by well known poets about such things as naming cats, a singing bird, and a slow-moving sloth
Brazilian poetry (1950-1980) by Emanuel Brasil( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Green place : modern poems( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry on a variety of subjects and in a variety of forms from simple rhymes to complex stanzaic patterns
Poems from France by William Jay Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of outstanding French poetry from the Renaissance to the present day, with English translations
Here is my heart : love poems( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A varied collection of poems celebrates love, the most universal of emotions
Poems from Italy by William Jay Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections representing eight centuries of Italian poetry. Includes Italian verse and the English translation
Around my room by William Jay Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-nine poems for children, including some that have been published previously and some that are new
The streaks of the tulip: selected criticism by William Jay Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cherokee lottery : a sequence of poems by William Jay Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world below the window : poems, 1937-1997 by William Jay Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Jay Smith melds an array of influences - from the French Symbolists to W.H. Auden and Wallace Stevens - into his own unmistakable voice, moving powerfully from the compressed, dark lyrics of his pre-World War II poetry ("Quail in Antumn") to experiments with a long, free-verse line in the 1960's ("The Tin Can"). Here are memorable lyrics that capture the horror of World War II ("Dark Valentine: War Poems") and hilarious light verse ("The Tall Poets") that exhibits the wit that has enlivened even Smith's darkest works. Previously uncollected recent poems reveal the poet's tremendous range, as he moves from discussing the ironies of age in "The Shipwreck" to forging the dramatic and moving intensity of "The Cherokee Lottery," which deals with the forced removal of American Indian tribes east of the Mississippi."--Jacket
New & selected poems by William Jay Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The telephone by William Jay Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's phone is rung constantly by animals calling about their problems
 
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Here is my heart : love poems
Alternative Names
Jay Smith, William 1918-

Jay Smith, William 1918-2015

Smit, Vilʹi︠a︡m

Smit, Vilʹi︠a︡m 1918-

Smit, Vilʹi︠a︡m, 1918-2015

Smit, Vil'jam 1918-

Smit, Vil'jam 1918-2015

Smit, Vil'jam Džei 1918-

Smit, Vil'jam Džei 1918-2015

Smith, William J.

William Jay Smith Amerikaans dichter (1918-2015)

William Jay Smith US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Herausgeber und Übersetzer

Смит, Вильям 1918-

Смит, Вильям, 1918-2015

Смит, Уильям Джей

ویلیام جی اسمیت

スミス, ウィリアム・ジェイ

威廉·傑伊·史密斯

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Here is my heart : love poemsAround my roomThe Cherokee lottery : a sequence of poemsThe world below the window : poems, 1937-1997Dancing in the garden : a bittersweet love affair with France : a memoirSomething about the author. facts and pictures about authors and illustrators of books for young people