Love About Love

C.K. Williams

In Love About Love, C.K. Williams has created a wholly new context for poems written over a lifetime. Culled from all of his previous collections, the poems have been reorganized by the author, sometimes radically, into a sequence that throws startling fresh light on them. With characteristic intensity and directness, Williams explores the many faces of his subject—passion, affection, sexuality, loneliness, jealousy, loss—in poems remarkable for their range and ingenuity. What emerges is a complex and surprising self-portrait-as-lover from earliest childhood longings to the hindsight of mature experience. Love About Love is an unsentimental and unsparing self-assessment by a poet writing at the height of his powers, a vital study of the evolution of a consciousness that is truth-telling, passionate, and profound.

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ISBN: 9780967266831

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About the Author

C.K. Williams has published numerous books of poetry, including The Singing, which won the National Book Award, and Repair, which won the Pulitzer Prize. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, and educated at the University of Pennsylvania. Winner of numerous fellowships and prizes, including the Pushcart Prize, he has also published a book of essays and a memoir. Williams teaches creative writing at Princeton University and lives for part of the year in Paris.

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