Repair

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999 - Poetry - 69 pages
16 Reviews
With his two previous books, a generous Selected Poems and The Vigil, C. K. Williams received major acclaim, including the PEN/Voelcker Award and the prestigious Berlin Prize. Repair represents an extraordinary outpouring of new work: nearly fifty poems, many of them in couplets and quatrains, together with a number of generous longer poems. His subjects, again, are love, death, the secrets kept among intimates, the waywardness of thought, and the violence and metaphoric power of the natural world. A long poem about the sixties, "King", broods over the mixed motives and misunderstandings of the period; the final poem defines, and in its way celebrates, the "invisible mending" of time and attentiveness to the thing itself.

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Review: Repair

User Review  - Stacy Lynn - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book and it had some really great poems in it. However, a lot of them read like prose...or merely recollections grouped into bizarre line breaks. The book won the Pulitzer Prize, though not sure I agree it's that great, it is still worth a read. Read full review

Review: Repair

User Review  - Stacy Mar - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book and it had some really great poems in it. However, a lot of them read like prose...or merely recollections grouped into bizarre line breaks. The book won the Pulitzer Prize, though not sure I agree it's that great, it is still worth a read. Read full review

About the author (1999)

C. K. Williams is the author of eight books of poems, the most recent of which, "Repair", won the Pulitzer Prize & the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize. He teaches in the Writing Program at Princeton University & lives part of the year in Paris.

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