Some Jazz a While: Collected Poems


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Synopsis: "Some Jazz a While", the eagerly anticipated collected poems of one of America's best-loved poets, gathers Miller Williams's most representative work and adds some new pieces as well. This generous collection welcomes newcomers as well as longtime admirers of Williams's trademark style: a compact and straightforward language, a masterful command of form, and an unsentimental approach to his subject matter. Williams treats the mundane interchanges, the lingering uncertainties, the missed opportunities, and the familiar sense of loss that mark daily life with the surgeon's deft touch. An American original, Miller Williams involves the reader's emotions and imagination with an effective illusion of plain talk, continually rediscovering what is vital and musical in the language we speak and by which we imagine.

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Accident: A Short Story
Adjusting To The Light
Aesthetic Distance
The Affair
After A Brubeck Concert
After The Revolution For Jesus A Secular Man Prepares Final Remarks
The Aging Actress Sees Herself A Starlet On The Late Show
And Then
And Then I Headed On Back Home
And When In Scenes Of Glory
Architecture Of The American Mind
The Art Photographer Puts His Model At Ease
As You Both Shall Live
The Associate Professor (mad Scientist) To (his Love) His Student In P
The Associate Professor Delivers An Exhortation To His Failing Student
At The Children's Hospital In Little Rock
At The Christening Of An Infant The Mind Of The Young Preacher Wanders
At Three Every Thursday Afternoon
An August Evening Outside Of Nashville
Ballad Of A Little Delta Town
Being Here
Believing In Symbols
Beside An Open Grave The Mind Of Young Preacher Comes Almost To Terms
The Book
Buying And Selling
Catch With Reuben
The Caterpillar
Children's Games
A Christmas Poem
Closing The House
Clutter Of Silence: Invention For Two Voices
Coming Out
The Curator
A Day In The Death
Deadsong For A Neighbor Child Who Ran Away To The Woods
The Death Of Chet Baker
Despairing Of Understanding We Fall Into Decadence
Documenting It
During A Funeral Service The Mind Of The Young Preacher Wanders Again
During Hymn Before Christmas Sermon Mind Of Young Preacher Wanders
Evening: A Studio In Rome
Everyone Dies In A Light Rain
Everything Is Fine Here. How Are You?
Excuse Me
The Firebreathers At The Cafe Deux Magots
First Date
Fly Me To The Moon
Folding His Usa Today He Makes His Point In The Blue Star Cafe
Footnote On The Invention Of Small Pleasures
For A Girl I Know About To Be A Woman
For All Our Great-grandchildren
For Fred Carpenter Who Died In His Sleep
For J. William Fulbright On The Day Of His Death
For Jordan With Love The Eighth Year Of The Slaughter: A Minuet For Ar
For Lucinda, Robert, And Karyn
For Lucy, On The Twelfth Month
For Rebecca, For Whom Nothing Has Been Written Page After Page
For Reuben, At Twelve Months
For Robert, Son Of Man
For Victor Jara
Form And Theory Of Poetry
The Friend
The Geography Of Time
Getting Experience
Getting The Message
The Ghost Of His Wife Comes To Tell Him How It Is
The Gift Of Prophecy Lost
A Glass Darkly
Going Deaf
A Good Son
Green Mansions
The Groom Kisses The Bride And The Mind Of The Young Preacher Wanders
He Glimpses A Nobler Vision
He Shuts His Eyes For The Layman's Long Prayer About Lust ...
He Speaks To His Arguing Friends And To Himself
Hello. I'll Bet You Don't Know Who This Is
Her, Though
Holiday Inn: Surrounded By Someone Else's Reunion He Comes To Terms
The House In The Vacant Lot
How Did You Ever Live Without It? A Peppermill With A Light!
How It's Born In Us To Understand That ... Two Sides To Every Question
How The Elephant Got His Hump
How To Stop Smoking
How We May By Chance Pronounce The Unsuspected Residence Of A Ghost
I Can Only Stay For Fifteen Minutes
I Go Out Of The House For The First Time
Icu: Space/time In The Waiting Room
If Ever There Was One
If Every Person There Is But One
In A Gradually Moving Car Somewhere In Calcutta
In Another Town
In Extremis In Hardy, Arkansas
In Nashville, Standing In The Wooden Circle .. Picker Has A Vision
In The Beginning
In Your Own Words Without Lying Tell Something Of Your Backround ...
It Came To Pass On A Planet Third From A Minor Sun In A Solar System
It Is Not That It Came To Nothing, Emiliano
It's Hard To Think The Brain
Jonah On His Deathbed
Jonathan Aging
Jonathan At Last
Jonathan Confronts The Question
Jonathan Entertaining
Jonathan Happy
Jonathan In Awe
Jonathan In Mourning
Jonathan Seduced
Jonathan's Secret
The Journalist Buys A Pig Farm
June Twenty, Three Days After
La Ultima Carta: A Young Wife Writes To Her Husband In The Mountains
The Last Person To Speak His Language Is Dying
Late Show
Lay Of The Badde Wyl
Learning Russian
Learning To Read
A Lesson On The Twentieth Century
Let Me Tell You
The Liberal Imagination
A Little Poem
Living On The Surface
Logos (2)
The Longing
Lost In Ladispoli
Love And How It Becomes Important In Our Day-to-day-lives
Love Poem
Love Poem With Toast
Main Street
A Man In The Bar Says He Has Something To Say
The Man Who Believes In Five
The Man Who Stays Up Late
The Manifold Usefulness Of An Education
Mecanic On Duty At All Times
Memphis, 2:00 P.m.
Missing Persons
Morning At The Zagorsk Monastery Outside Moscow
The Muse
Muse Of The Evening
The Neighbor
A Newspaper Picture Of Spectators At A Hotel Fire
Normandy Beach
A Note To God Concerning A Point From An Earlier Communication
Notes From The Agent On Earth: How To Be Human
Of History And Hope
The Office Party
The Old Detective Begins His Last Interrogation Looking For The Truth
An Old Man Leaves His Church For The Last Time
On A Photograph Of My Mother At Seventeen
On A Trailways Bus A Man Who Holds His Head Strangely Speaks ...
On Hearing About The Death Of Mitzi Mayfair
On Not Writing A Love Poem
On Seeing A Photograph By Matthew Brady
On Seeing Projected Figures For War Dead In The Twentieth Century
On The Death Of A Middle-aged Man
On The Sacrifice Of A Siamese Twin At Birth
On The Symbolic Consideration Of Hands And The Significance Of Death
On The Way Home From Nowhere, New Year's Eve
On Word That The Old Children's Stories Have Been Brought Up To Date
One Day A Woman
One Of The Crowd On The Shore Tells How It Was
One Of Those Rare Occurrences On A City Bus
The Ones That Are Thrown Out
Original Sin
Out Of A Clear Sky
Paying Some Slight Attention To His Birthday ... Of Praise
Pity And Fear
A Poem For Emily
Potter, Vidalia
The Promotion
Pulling Back (2)
Quantum Theory Made Simple
A Question Of Time
Reading The Newspaper On Microfilm
Rebecca At Play
Remembering The Man
Remembering Walter
Rodin: The Cathedral; On Coming Upon It Unprepared
Rubaiyat For Sue Ella Tucker
Ruby Tells All
Running Into Things
Schumann Adds Trombones To Second Symphony After Mendelsson Conducts
The Senator Explains A Vote
The Serial Murderer Says Something To The Priest
She Prays For Her Husband, The Good Pastor, Lying On His Deathbed ..
She Talks To Her Sister, Briefly By On The Way To West Memphis
Showing Late Symptoms She First Tries To Fix Herself In The
The Shrinking Lonesome Sestina [starting With Long Lines]
The Sissy
Sitting Alone At Sunrise: Problems In The Space - Time Continuum
The Six Moral Virtues: Grace, Style, Class, Humility, Kindness, Wisdom
Sleeping With Friends
Some Lines Finished Just Before Dawn ... Snowed All Night
Something To Believe In
Standing Close To Greatness
Stopping To Look At A Creche In A Jewelry Store Window
The Story
A Story
The Stripper
A Summer Afternoon An Old Man Gives Some Thought To Central Questions
Sunset: The Canary Islands
The Survivor
Talking To Himself He Gets A Few Things Settled In His Mind
Tearing Down The Hotel
A Tenth Anniversary Photograph, 1952
Think Also Of Horseshoes
Think Of Judas That He Did Love Jesus
Thinking About Bill, Dead Of Aids
Thinking Friday Night With A Gothic Storm Going About Final Causes ...
A Thought As It Turns
To A Friend, An Unhappy Poet
A Toast To Floyd Collins
Today Is Wednesday
The True Story Of What Happened
Truth And Truthfulness
Trying To Remember
The Unknown Sailor
Unto One Of The Least Of These
The Vanishing Point
Vision And Prayer
A Visitor's Guide To The Blue Planet
Voice Of America
Waiting For The Paper To Be Delivered
Waking From A Dream
Walking After Supper
War And Peace
The Well-ordered Life
When I Am Dead, My Dearest
Where To Turn When Sorrow Comes Like A Black Bull In Your Dreams
Why God Permits Evil: For Answer To This Question Of Interest ...
Wide Place In The Road
The Widow
The Woman In The Room
Woman With Dog
The Year They Outlawed Baseball
You Wouldn't Say They Didn't Get Along Exactly
The Young Instructor Talks To Himself Winding Up The Semester
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Title: Some Jazz a While: Collected Poems
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good

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Published by University of Illinois Press, Urbana, IL (1999)
ISBN 10: 025202463X ISBN 13: 9780252024634
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Published by University of Illinois Press (1999)
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