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Smith, William Jay 1918-

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Works: 370 works in 630 publications in 3 languages and 18,780 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Signer, Publisher, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Redactor, Speaker
Classifications: PS3537.M8693, 811.54
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The golden journey; poems for young people by Louise Bogan( Book )
10 editions published between 1965 and 1989 in English and held by 1,295 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems grouped in such categories as "Birds, Beasts, and Flowers," "The Sea," and "The Moon and the Sun."
Ho for a hat! by William Jay Smith( Book )
7 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and held by 1,025 libraries worldwide
A young boy and his dog observe and try on a variety of hats throughout history
Laughing time : nonsense poems by William Jay Smith( Book )
17 editions published between 1953 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Contains nonsense poems on a variety of topics
An arrow in the wall : selected poetry and prose by Andreĭ Voznesenskiĭ( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Russian and held by 676 libraries worldwide
The Spectra hoax by William Jay Smith( Book )
13 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in English and held by 620 libraries worldwide
The tin can, and other poems by William Jay Smith( Book )
7 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 libraries worldwide
A paper zoo : a collection of animal poems by modern American poets by Renée Karol Weiss( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
A collection of sophisticated animal poems by well known poets about such things as naming cats, a singing bird, and a slow-moving sloth
Here is my heart : love poems ( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
A Green place : modern poems ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
A collection of poetry on a variety of subjects and in a variety of forms from simple rhymes to complex stanzaic patterns
Brazilian poetry (1950-1980) by Emanuel Brasil( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
Around my room by William Jay Smith( Book )
2 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
Twenty-nine poems for children, including some that have been published previously and some that are new
Poems from France by William Jay Smith( Book )
5 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and held by 469 libraries worldwide
A selection of outstanding French poetry from the Renaissance to the present day, with English translations
The streaks of the tulip : selected criticism by William Jay Smith( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
The Cherokee lottery : a sequence of poems by William Jay Smith( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
New & selected poems by William Jay Smith( Book )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Children & poetry : a selective, annotated bibliography by Virginia Haviland( Book )
2 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
The world below the window : poems, 1937-1997 by William Jay Smith( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
"William Jay Smith melds an array of influences - from the French Symbolists to W. H. Auden and Wallace Stevens - into his own unmistakable voice, moving powerfully from the compressed, dark lyrics of his pre-World War II poetry ("Quail in Antumn") to experiments with a long, free-verse line in the 1960's ("The Tin Can"). Here are memorable lyrics that capture the horror of World War II ("Dark Valentine: War Poems") and hilarious light verse ("The Tall Poets") that exhibits the wit that has enlivened even Smith's darkest works. Previously uncollected recent poems reveal the poet's tremendous range, as he moves from discussing the ironies of age in "The Shipwreck" to forging the dramatic and moving intensity of "The Cherokee Lottery," which deals with the forced removal of American Indian tribes east of the Mississippi."--BOOK JACKET
The telephone by William Jay Smith( Book )
2 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
The author's phone is rung constantly by animals calling about their problems
Laughing time : collected nonsense by William Jay Smith( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Contains nonsense poems on a variety of topics
Life sentence : selected poems by Nina Cassian( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Jay Smith, William 1918-
Smit, Vilʹi︠a︡m 1918-
Smit, Vil'jam 1918-
Smit, Vil'jam Džei 1918-
Smith, William J.
Смит, Вильям 1918-
スミス, ウィリアム・ジェイ
Languages
English (144)
Russian (1)
Hungarian (1)
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