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Apprentice House Press, 2017Purchase at: Amazon, B&N, Powell's Books, Apprentice House Press
Winner: Red City Review & Royal Dragonfly Book Awards
Finalist: National Indie Excellence & International Book Awards
At once ambitious and enigmatic, these poems are charged with a mysterious energy bordering sometimes on the untranslatable
a powerful poet who proves, over and again, his poetry is an intense colloquy with death.
a beautiful, moving collection
Disinheritance contains passages of intense beauty. It is a self-portrait of a poet in grief, emotions rubbed raw by personal tragedy. It seeks to find the words for the times when words most fail us. Disinheritance can stand with the likes of “Death, be not proud” by John Donne and “Kaddish” by Allen Ginsberg.
Disinheritance investigates how poetry can both be made out of language and escape it. Like a snake eating itself, Williams’ lines often turn back on themselves, admitting that their bodies are made out of English while also refusing to be.
…this best exemplifies the brilliance of Disinheritance. There is a universality and a balance. There is mourning and perseverance; assurance and uncertainty; a definite struggle and a possible resolution.
an epic cannonade of grief that echoes with the howls of the bereaved and the callous innocent whispers of the dead. Reading it will wring your heart right out of your chest. Disinheritance is a pained pleasure, compelling as it is discomforting. This is wicked good writing.
I got sad, I got optimistic, existential, on the prowl for potential, inspired to write.
captures the universal sense of being born within this human body with all its limitations.
FutureCycle Press, 2013Purchase at: Amazon, B&N, Powell's Books
poetry of transparent mystery
Whitmanesque...with a dark tincture of Romantic irony.
With a style sleek and spare, he also offers thoughtful, musical, and generous verse to gently challenge the reader to take charge of all of poetry.
These poems make you think like a David Lynch movie or a Remedios Varo painting.
a collection of questions, interiors, and barriers
A bare ghostly work of vision. It is a work of negative space, a work of spare words, a work of economical images, and a work of ache.
graceful lines and striking imaginings of the many ways in which a person can navigate relationships with others and with the world outside one’s self.
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