Harold Whit Williams (Author) Diane Kistner (Editor)
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DescriptionWINNER OF THE 2020 FUTURECYCLE POETRY BOOK PRIZE. The quiet Southern skeptic and sly guitar-slinger Williams returns to form on this, his fifth poetry collection, MY HEAVENS. The very idea of a paradise-beyond sky or upon earth or within each moment-is poked and prodded with both sharp cynicism and wide-eyed wonder alike. Addressing grief, the day in/day out depictions are deeply distilled, the lines sober yet also playful, loose and languid. Nostalgia without sentimentality. Dreamlike visions without surrealism. These poems settle down across the kitchen table from a reader for a little give and take, a little what's it all about? "The transubstantiation, the utter mystery," Williams writes, "I swallow it all/And expect nothing in return."
March 02, 2020
5.98 X 9.02 X 0.19 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author
Harold Whit Williams is guitarist for the critically acclaimed rock band Cotton Mather, and he releases lo-fi home recordings as Daily Worker. He is a 2018 and 2020 Pushcart Prize Nominee, and also recipient of the 2014 Mississippi Review Poetry Prize. His collection Backmasking was winner of the 2013 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize from Texas Review Press, and his latest, My Heavens, is available from FutureCycle Press. He lives in Austin, Texas.