|A new edition from Philip Lee Williams.|
The brand new paperback from the University of Georgia:
A Distant Flame, winner of The Michael Shaara Award.
I am back from the West Chester poetry conference and may post some pictures if I ever find out what I did with my camera... Meanwhile, my longtime penpal Philip Lee Williams has posted the most generous and extravagant piece of praise about my work and The Throne of Psyche in particular I could never have expected such a thing as this! Phil's lovely essay appears on his new blog, The Divine Comics. I am abashed and pleased and grateful all at once!
|The Throne of Psyche|
(Mercer University Press, 2011)
And you know, such marvelous praise is helpful when it comes to poetry because I have recently come to the conclusion that selling a book of poetry in the 21st century is hard. As hard as taking a pair of pliers and yanking out a hen’s teeth. As hard as incising a line on an Egyptian basalt scribe. As hard as stopping a tantrum with a feather and a whisper. As hard and shrapnel-like as a dried shard of political correctness. Etc.