Search Party

Search Party

Collected Poems of William Matthews

Book - 2004
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Houghton
When William Matthews died of a heart attack in 1997, the day after his fifty-fifth birthday, America lost one of its most important poets, one whose humor and wit were balanced by deep emotion, whose off-the-cuff inventiveness belied the acuity of his verse.
With Search Party, his son Sebastian and his friend and fellow poet Stanley Plumly have brought together a collection drawing from all of Matthews’s previously published work as well as twenty-three never-before-published poems. Here are meditations on relationships, work, family life, and, of course, jazz: "I love the smoky libidinal murmur / of a jazz crowd . . . / I like to slouch back / with that I'll-be-here-awhile tilt." Pleasure is abundant in these poems: music, wine, love, and language are, for Matthews, the necessary consolations for life's suffering.
Full of as much wisdom and song as heartbreak and loss, Search Party will bring a wider reading audience to this "poet of experience" and his benedictions of everyday life.


Baker & Taylor
A definitive treasury of poetry by the award-winning late poet includes works from his eleven previous collections, as well as never-before-published poems, that explore the great pleasures--love, music, wine, and language--that serve as consolation for life's sufferings.

Blackwell North Amer
With Search Party, William Matthews's son Sebastian and his friend and fellow poet Stanley Plumly have brought together a collection drawing from all of Matthews's previously published work as well as twenty-three never-before-published poems.

Baker
& Taylor

Presents poems from the author's previous collections along with never-before-published poems that explore the great pleasures--love, music, wine, and language--that serve as consolation for life's sufferings.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2004
ISBN: 9780618350070
0618350071
Branch Call Number: 811.54 MAT
Characteristics: xxi, 314 p. ; 24 cm

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