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Adjusting to the light : poems

Author: Miller Williams
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Winner of the prestigious Poets' Prize for 1990, Miller Williams is one of America's most accomplished and productive contemporary poets. In this collection, we find the same wit, intelligence, wisdom, and humanity that readers of poetry have come to expect of Williams. These poems are about the daily lives and language of ordinary--and some extraordinary--people whose idiom and imagery evoke familiar rhythms.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Williams, Miller.
Adjusting to the light.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)645829000
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miller Williams
ISBN: 0826208517 9780826208514 0826208525 9780826208521
OCLC Number: 25508687
Description: 51 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Rodin : The cathedral --
During a funeral service the mind of the young preacher wanders again --
Adjusting to the light --
A day in the death --
On not writing a love poem --
Excuse me --
To a friend, an unhappy poet --
A short history of the game --
The death of Chet Baker --
Things --
During the hymn before the Christmas sermon the mind of the young preacher wanders again --
Morning at the Zagorsk monastery outside Moscow --
Architecture of the American mind --
The six moral virtues --
Pulling back --
When I am dead, my dearest --
Coping --
Hello. I'll bet you don't know who this is --
Despairing of understanding we fall into decadence --
ICU : space/time in the waiting room --
I can only stay for fifteen minutes --
Closing the house --
Walking after supper --
Learning Russian --
The groom kisses the bride and the mind of the young preacher wanders again --
Glasnost : Moscow, the Arbat. (Cont.) On hearing some Black students flip epithets at Asian students trying to throw a football --
Six o'clock, the airport in Athens --
Mise en sc©·ne --
Running out of anything to say --
Home from the grave to news of war and madness --
A poem for Flannery but not the one I promised --
Flesh --
In medias res --
On seeing a photograph by Matthew Brady --
The dead in war --
Sum, es, est --
The stripper --
Out of a clear sky --
Folding his USA Today he makes his point in the Blue Star Cafe --
The shrinking lonesome sestina --
She prays for her husband, the good pastor lying on his deathbed at last --
The serial murderer says something to the priest --
The head of the wandering family speaks of his brother --
The art photographer puts his model at ease --
Hello --
A question of time --
The curator.
Responsibility: by Miller Williams.

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"Winner of the prestigious Poets' Prize for 1990, Miller Williams is one of America's most accomplished and productive contemporary poets. In this collection, we find the same wit, intelligence, wisdom, and humanity that readers of poetry have come to expect of Williams. These poems are about the daily lives and language of ordinary--and some extraordinary--people whose idiom and imagery evoke familiar rhythms. Embracing the particular and peculiar facts of life, Williams transforms them into a formalized and dignified design, celebrating the facts and furniture of this world."--BOOK JACKET.

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"Adjusting to the Light s a remarkably fine collection by a master craftsman."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Miller Williams's first collection since his selected poems in 1989, Adjusting to the Light Read more...

 
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