Poetry. African American Studies. "These poems are at once a road trip of a new type and a tour of the little-known icons of our urban landscape, where brand-name objects and what might be called 'literary' symbols get all mixed together in these verses that consider space, love and lovers, small rooms, and even smaller cars. In ADVENTURES OF PI, Williams holds a mirror up to our own world, where everyday life moves along 'like traffic / accidents observed from helicopters // that fail to finger the finger / that / popped / up / just before the pile-up.'"—Geoffrey Jacques
|Publisher:||Dos Madres Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Tyrone Williams teaches literature and theory at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of four books of poetry—C.C. (Krupskaya, 2002), ON SPEC (Omnidawn Publishing, 2008), THE HERO PROJECT OF THE CENTURY (The Backwaters Press, 2009), ADVENTURES OF PI (Dos Madres Press, 2011), and HOWELL (Atelos, 2011) —and several chapbooks, including a prose eulogy, Pink Tie (Hooke Press, 2011). His poems have been published in magazines, including Chicago Review, DENVER QUARTERLY, The Kenyon Review, Caliban, Colorado Review, and XCP. And his poems have been anthologized in anthologies, including RAINBOW DARKNESS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY (Miami University Press, 2005) and Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present (Scribner, 2003). Williams received his doctorate of English from Wayne State University. He was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan.