The Vigil by C. K. Williams

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Broadening and deepening the themes presented in A Dream of Mind, a poetry collection includes works for departed family and friends, love poems, history and social poems, and a series of shorter poems that the author calls ""Symbols.""

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C.K. Williams's books of poetry include Flesh and Blood, which won the National Book Critics Award; Repair, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; and The Singing, winner of the National Book Award. He was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize in 2005. He has written a critical study, On Whitman; a memoir, Misgivings; and two books of essays, the most recent of which is In Time: Poets, Poems, and the Rest. He teaches at Princeton University and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Published January 1, 1997 by Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.: Farrar Straus & Giroux. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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then, too, something was asked and I wasn't who I wanted to be./ How seldom I am, how much more often this self-sundering doubt, this bewildering contending."" He writes that a lover's pain ""startled, then bored, then repelled"" him, that as his mother was dying there was ""Grief for my own eyes...

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