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The Vigil: Poems

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Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award

The Vigil, which first appeared in 1997, finds contemporary American master-poet C. K. Williams taking a more reflective and empathetic turn in his work. As Jonathan Aaron wrote in The Boston Globe: "A matchless explorer of the burdens of consciousness, Williams has always written brilliantly about human pain, that which we inflict upon others and upon ourselves, and that which we experience in dreading what we're fated for. In The Vigil Williams affirms the uncanny resiliency of love as solace for pain—what he calls 'these invisible links that allure, these transfigurations even of anguish that hold us' ('The Neighbor'). It is a mystery he has probed before, but never with quite such sympathy and candor."

About the Author

C. K. Williams was born in Newark in 1936. He won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Repair. Some other titles include Tar, The Vigil, and Flesh and Blood. He teaches at Princeton.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374226534
Subtitle:
Poems
Author:
Williams, C. K.
Author:
Williams, C. K.
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
96-05
Publication Date:
19980304
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.229 in 0.355 lb

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