After All: Last Poems

by William Matthews

William Matthews had completed AFTER ALL shortly before his death, just after his fifty-fifth birthday, in November 1997. In many poems in this collection, Matthews seems to be looking his last on all things appealing: music, food and wine, and love among them. He also evokes the death of his favorite jazz musician, Charles Mingus, speaks of cats, dogs, history--and especially, with his characteristic relaxed wit, of language and its quiddities.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780618056859
  • ISBN-10: 0618056858
  • Pages: 64
  • Publication Date: 05/16/2000
  • Carton Quantity: 50

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  • About the Book
    William Matthews had completed AFTER ALL shortly before his death, just after his fifty-fifth birthday, in November 1997. In many poems in this collection, Matthews seems to be looking his last on all things appealing: music, food and wine, and love among them. He also evokes the death of his favorite jazz musician, Charles Mingus, speaks of cats, dogs, history--and especially, with his characteristic relaxed wit, of language and its quiddities.

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    "An extraordinarily important American poet." -- Gerald Stern

    "A lovely finale." Library Journal

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