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Smith, William Jay 1918-2015

Overview
Works: 382 works in 680 publications in 3 languages and 19,697 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Biography  Stories in rhyme  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Signer, Publisher, Author of introduction, Redactor, Speaker, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3537.M8693, 811.54
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Most widely held works about William Jay Smith
 
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Most widely held works by William Jay Smith
The golden journey; poems for young people by Louise Bogan( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 1989 in English and held by 1,251 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."
Laughing time : nonsense poems by William Jay Smith( Book )

20 editions published between 1953 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains nonsense poems on a variety of topics
Ho for a hat! by William Jay Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy and his dog observe and try on a variety of hats throughout history
Children & poetry : a selective, annotated bibliography by Virginia Haviland( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An arrow in the wall : selected poetry and prose by Andreĭ Voznesenskiĭ( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Russian and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spectra hoax by William Jay Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

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

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 485 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 )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is my heart : love poems( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Green place : modern poems( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 469 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 )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of outstanding French poetry from the Renaissance to the present day, with English translations
Around my room by William Jay Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-nine poems for children, including some that have been published previously and some that are new
Poems from Italy by William Jay Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections representing eight centuries of Italian poetry. Includes Italian verse and the English translation
The streaks of the tulip: selected criticism by William Jay Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 441 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 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New & selected poems by William Jay Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 398 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
The telephone by William Jay Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's phone is rung constantly by animals calling about their problems
Louise Bogan : a woman's words : a lecture delivered at the Library of Congress, May 4, 1970 by William Jay Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Here is my heart : love poems
Alternative Names
Jay Smith, William 1918-

Smit, Vilʹi︠a︡m 1918-

Smit, Vilʹi︠a︡m, 1918-2015

Smit, Vil'jam 1918-

Smit, Vil'jam Džei 1918-

Smith, William J.

William Jay Smith US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Herausgeber und bersetzer

Смит, Вильям 1918-

Смит, Вильям, 1918-2015

Смит, Уильям Джей

ویلیام جی اسمیت

スミス, ウィリアム・ジェイ

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The Spectra hoaxHere 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