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eBook Time and the Tilting Earth: Poems ePub
Author: Miller Williams
Language: English
ISBN: 0807133531
ISBN13: 978-0807133538
Publisher: LSU Press (September 15, 2008)
Pages: 64
Category: Poetry
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.4
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Good thing he doesn't take his own advice, or we would be deprived of the fifty poems in Time and the Tilting Earth: Poems.

Good thing he doesn't take his own advice, or we would be deprived of the fifty poems in Time and the Tilting Earth: Poems.

Miller Williams was born on April 8, 1930 in Hoxie, Arkansas.

In poelns covering topics such as science, religion, and marriage, Williams displays in plentiful measures the qualities that have made him a cherished and long-admired poet: mordarit and trenchant wit, expert, light-lingered technique, quick understanding of character, and skillful use of irony. Miller Williams was born on April 8, 1930 in Hoxie, Arkansas. He received a bachelor's degree in biology from Arkansas State University and a master's degree in zoology at the University of Arkansas.

He has authored over 25 books and won several awards for his poetry. His accomplishments have been chronicled in Arkansas Biography. He is perhaps best known for reading his poem "Of History and Hope" at the second inauguration of President Bill Clinton in 1997. Williams was educated in Died January 1, 2015.

Williams is also the author of Making a Poem: Some Thoughts about Poetry and the People Who Write It (2006). Time and the Tilting Earth: Poems, Louisiana State University Press (Baton Rouge, LA), 2008. Williams also translated poetry by Nicanor Parra, Giuseppe Belli, and Pablo Neruda. The Lives of Kelvin Fletcher (short stories), University of Georgia Press (Athens, GA), 2002.

Miller Williams taught poetry writing for decades, mostly in his native Arkansas, a place he knows and loves . His latest collection, Time and the Tilting Earth, offers many pleasures.

Miller Williams taught poetry writing for decades, mostly in his native Arkansas, a place he knows and loves well and where he is well known and loved. His sturdy volume of collected poems, Some Jazz a While, was published in 1999 and confirmed his status as a poet of formidable gifts and influence.

Williams was born in Hoxie, Arkansas, to Ernest Burdette and Ann Jeanette Miller Williams. Time and the Tilting Earth: Poems, 2008, Louisiana State University Press

Williams was born in Hoxie, Arkansas, to Ernest Burdette and Ann Jeanette Miller Williams. He was educated in Arkansas, first enrolling at Hendrix College in Conway and eventually transferring to Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, where he published his first collection of poems, Et Cetera, while getting his bachelor's degree in biology. He went on to get a masters in zoology at the University of Arkansas in 1952. Time and the Tilting Earth: Poems, 2008, Louisiana State University Press, ISBN 978-0-8071-3353-8.

Miller Williams (1930-2004) was born in Hoxie, Arkansas in 1930, the son of a Methodist clergyman and civil rights activist. Williams is the author of 14 poetry collections, including Time and the Tilting Earth: Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2008)

Miller Williams (1930-2004) was born in Hoxie, Arkansas in 1930, the son of a Methodist clergyman and civil rights activist. Williams is the author of 14 poetry collections, including Time and the Tilting Earth: Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2008). Learn more about Miller Williams at The Poetry Foundation.

Time and the Tilting Earth: Poems. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University, 2008.

He authored over 25 books and won several awards, but s perhaps best known for reading a poem at Bill Clinton's 1997 inauguration  . Time and the Tilting Earth: Poems.

Time and the Tilting Earth: Poems, 2008, Louisiana State University Press, ISBN 978-0-8071-3353-8. Burns, Michael (e. 1991. Miller Williams and the Poetry of the Particular. Columbia, Mo: University of Missouri Press. Correspondence and other materials. Domains: Country House. html?ref obituaries& r 0. Farnsworth, Elizabeth. Miller Williams Collection, 1950–1995. Fayetteville, Ar: University of Arkansas Libraries, Special Collections Division, Manuscript Collection 1387.

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Time and the Tilting Earth shows Miller Williams at his sharpest. When he tells us "it's hard to be understood and make that look easy," he describes his own poetry perfectly. This latest effort from Williams provides a collection of rhythmical poems in conversational language about the nature of human beings and the world in which we live. In poems covering topics such as science, religion, and marriage, Williams displays in plentiful measures the qualities that have made him a cherished and long-admired poet: mordant and trenchant wit, expert, light-fingered technique, quick understanding of character, and skillful use of irony. In Time and the Tilting Earth, each poem, says the author, begins as the poet's and ends as the reader's.

Kulabandis
I absolutely love the work of Miller Williams. He is bound to the earth and sky at one and the same time. His plain language doesn't disguise the depth of his wisdom. Even those who dislike "poetry" as defined in todays canon will love these poems.
Early Waffle
Nothing in this splendid selection of poetry is short of all the thoughts that have ever gone through our minds about God and the Universe.
Miller is raw and home free.
Varshav
Wonderful writer
Leceri
In "A Poem Wants Me," Miller Williams mulls over the elusiveness of the creative process. In three quatrains about waking up to a poem pushing for definition, embodiment; "it" rattles the poet's door and a window. "It rubs against the glass like a new idea" and throws a few images -- a hand, a spider -- at him, but he says he doesn't know "why it came to me to have its way" or "what it wants the shapes of my ink to say."

In another reverie about his chosen craft, "The Fourteen-Line Confession of a Retro-Poet," Williams, who has fourteen volumes of poetry to his name, wryly asks, "Why don't we all just say what we have to say / and stop behaving as if the language were clay...." Good thing he doesn't take his own advice, or we would be deprived of the fifty poems in Time and the Tilting Earth: Poems.

Often poets separate themselves and their verse from readers with obscure language. Williams doesn't. His words of choice are unpretentious, conversational. They concatenate though in strings that sometimes make one feel mentally dizzy. Consider this phrase, "While we can barely believe that what is can be, / there never can be nothing..." from the poem entitled, "Thinking about Relativity, Cosmology, and Final Causes / An Ordinary Sunday Afternoon." Familiar words bond to reach unfamiliar niches of thought. These poems poke at the human condition of uncertainty and possibly unwitting hypocrisy. In "Yesterday, Today," Williams opines, "I find it sundown disturbing and passing strange / when people say, 'God will never change.' " He continues, "...If, as we like to say, / we are what we know, then day to any day / God's not the same....."

Cosmology, love, death, frailty, theology, marriage, and physiology are all refrains in this adaptively whimsical, emotional, and philosophical anthology. The selection includes "Ours" which reviews the sheer enormity of the universe and asks whether "the One" hears the prayer "of a woman in Houston fretting about her husband." In "Quatrain to an Old Friend," one puckish verse poses this question: "Every male mammal has nipples. / Could you please explain that to me?" And "A Note to the Alien on Earth" gives helpful hints to "them" about us: "A letter beginning 'Dear Friend' is not from a friend" and "[a] teenager is sex with skin around it."

TIME AND THE TILTING EARTH contains mature but light-footed poetry that challenges preconceived notions, entertains, and enriches. Highly recommended.
Black_Hawk_Down
Beautifully written. This is by far my favorite of Miller's collections. It really looks into the philosophies of life as one ages.
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