69 POEMS ON A SUNDOG DAY Is a new book of poems by the author of SOME CAME FIRST, SOME CAME AFTER and SOME CAME NAKED, Williamson’s three novels comprising his Florida Keys trilogy. These poems, written during a two-week span while staying in a hotel room in South Florida, William wanted to sketch the wind and have the body of work move like water with the end of each poem flowing into the next poem, so the ...
69 POEMS ON A SUNDOG DAY
Is a new book of poems by the author of SOME CAME FIRST, SOME CAME AFTER and SOME CAME NAKED, Williamson’s three novels comprising his Florida Keys trilogy.
These poems, written during a two-week span while staying in a hotel room in South Florida, William wanted to sketch the wind and have the body of work move like water with the end of each poem flowing into the next poem, so the reader hears the words, as William first heard them.
Williamson’s poetry is clean, stark and direct. Colloquial observations in his life and the world around him, as well as ruminations on writing. His work is always significant in the way he moves poetry to make lyrical beauty with words.
Williamson calls it big woman emotion. Big woman emotion is what we feel. Big woman emotion stirs the mind, ignites the loins, and conquers the soul. It brings forth life to all of us. Without big woman emotion, we suffer, such is life, we wither and we die on the vine.
Williamson’s work casts traditional prose to the wayside. His poems are naked and shaved with a contemporary edge and pulse, reminiscent of the Beat poets that inspired him, yet, his focus is the same that the romantic poets from the past, celebrated and inked on paper under candle light, while drowning, in chalices of wine.
William Williamson is the author of SOME CAME FIRST and SOME CAME AFTER, the first two novels of his Florida Keys trilogy. The final novel, SOME CAME NAKED has a publication date for late 2014. His short stories have been previously published in three Key West anthologies, Once Upon an Island, Beyond Paradise and Mango Summers featuring new Key West authors. Those books are available at bookstores in the Keys and online at Barnes & Noble and Amazon. He is also the author of a collection of short stories titled, Jack, Beans and Muffins and sixteen books of prose poetry.
Tonight We’re Serving Insanity for Supper
A Mere Miscellany of Midnight Madrigals
Sixty Nine Poems on a Sundog Day
A Killing Frost Falls Down Tonight
Last Call, Selected Bar Poems
A Madness is Within Reach Inside of All of Us
A Murmur Escaped from her Lips as his Hands Traced her Hips
Accept No Presents and Give No Pardons, a Poet’s on his Own
At Odds with the Flavor of the Union
First and Last Impressions from the Lost and Found
Forgotten Notes from Nights of Ill-gotten Grandeur
Last Night of the Orphan Poems
Redundant Ruminations of a Hand Well Stroked
You’ll be my Monkey and I’ll be the Proudest Palm Tree
You ever Seen
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William Williamson was born and raised in the Florida Keys where his family has lived in Key West and Islamorada for over a hundred and fifty years. Though proud of his Conch heritage, William currently resides in St. Augustine, Florida. Between writing fiction and prose poetry, working on completing revisions to SOME CAME NAKED, the third novel of his Florida Keys trilogy, following SOME CAME FIRST and SOME CAME AFTER, William, enjoys time with his son, Brandon, taking care of his botanical garden and koi ponds while raising two green iguanas with his adorable wife, Cocos.