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After all : last poems

Author: William Matthews
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
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A touchingly entitled collection of poems completed shortly before the poet's death in November 1997. In AFTER ALL, William Matthews seems to be looking his last on all things lovely. He speaks of people, pets, the past, of history, of joys proposed, but especially, with his characteristic relaxed wit, of language.
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Matthews, William, 1942-1997.
After all.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998
(OCoLC)607120327
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Matthews
ISBN: 0395913403 9780395913406
OCLC Number: 39024803
Description: 55 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Mingus in shadow --
Morningside Height, July --
The place on the corner --
Rescue --
Truffle pigs --
Rocas del Caribe, Isla Mujeres, 1967 --
Manners --
The shooting --
Prescience --
Vermin --
Memory --
Promiscuous --
Le Quatre Saisons, Montreal, 1979 --
No return --
Sooey generous --
Poem ending with a line from John Berryman --
A serene heart at the movies Inspiration --
Hotel St. Pierre, Paris, 1995 --
Oxymorons --
Dire cure --
Euphemisms --
Umbrian nightfall --
Hotel Raphael, Rome, 1987 --
Finn sheep --
Job interview --
Defenestrations in Prague --
Ice follies --
Dog days --
Spent light --
The cloister --
A poetry reading at West Point --
People like us --
Frazzle --
The bar at the Andover Inn --
Big tongue --
Trees in Harold Baumbach's paintings --
Willow, weep for me --
Bucket's got a hole in it --
Thinking about thinking --
Misgivings --
Care.
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A touchingly entitled collection of poems completed shortly before the poet's death in November 1997. In AFTER ALL, William Matthews seems to be looking his last on all things lovely. He speaks of people, pets, the past, of history, of joys proposed, but especially, with his characteristic relaxed wit, of language.

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