Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. In LOVE ABOUT LOVE, C. K. Williams has created a wholly new context for poems written over a lifetime. Culled from all of his previous collections, the poems have been reorganized by the author, sometimes radically, into a sequence that throws startling fresh light on them. With his characteristic intensity and directness, Williams explores the many faces of his subject -- passion, affection, sexuality, loneliness, jealousy, loss -- in poems remarkable for their range and ingenuity. LOVE ABOUT LOVE is an unsentimental and unsparing self-assessment by a poet writing at the height of his powers, a vital study of the evolution of a consciousness that is truth-telling, passionate, and profound. REPAIR, the most recent book by Williams, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize; he has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Lila Wallace Fellow, has twice received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and has received numerous other awards. LOVE ABOUT LOVE is also available in hardcover from SPD.
The collected love poems of a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. What emerges is a complex and surprising self-portrait-as-lover from earliest childhood longings to the hindsight of mature experience. Love About Love is a vital study of the evolution of a consciousness that is truth-telling, passionate, and profound.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. International reputation. The author has radically revised and reorganized earlier work for this volume.
About the Author
C.K. Williams grew up in Newark, NJ and attended the University of Pennsylvania. He has written over a dozen books of poetry and been awarded many prizes, including the Pulitzer and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He teaches at Princeton University and lives part of the year in France.