The Singing

Winner, National Book Awards 2003 for Poetry

The Singing, by C.K. Williams, book cover 2003
ISBN 9780374529505
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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C.K. Williams

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Although most of the poems in this collection deal with topics associated with aging – the loss of loved ones, fleeting memories of childhood, and love of grandchildren – the tone is reflective rather than strictly backward-looking. Events from the past function as reference points upon which to base an assessment of the present, not intended as hard and fast answers, but instead as tools for developing an informed perspective.