A Dream of Mind

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$15.00  $13.80
Publisher
Farrar Strauss & Giroux-3pl
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Pages
99
Dimensions
5.96 X 0.3 X 9.12 inches | 0.39 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780374523763
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About the Author

C. K. Williams (1936 2015) published twenty-two books of poetry including, "Flesh and Blood," which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; "Repair," which won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; and "The Singing," winner of the National Book Award. Williams was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize in 2005. He wrote a critical study, "On Whitman"; a memoir, "Misgivings"; and two books of essays, "Poetry and Consciousness "and "In Time: Poets, Poems, ""and the Rest.""

Reviews

"[These] poems are nothing if not extreme. Relentless, urban, invasive--like city life itself, they are not for the faint-hearted. One of [Williams's] characteristic strategies is to dramatize the turbulence of the mind at work under terrific duress; that is, in the presence of others at moments of their greatest social weakness and vulunerability, moments when the fabric of daily life is torn open and someone is profoundly exposed . . . 'Poetry confronts in the most clear-eyed way just those emotions which consciousness wishes to slide by, ' Williams wrote in his essay 'Poetry and Consciousness, ' and in A Dream of Mind he has voraciously struggled to clarify that sliding, to unmask what is most painful and hidden in our psyches, and to embody that unmasking in the processes of lyric." --Edward Hirsch, The New Republic