Poetry. Art. Drawings by Cheryl De Ciantis. WHATEVER NAKEDNESS ALLOWS is a small collection of 228 erotic haiku by Bill Wolak, with 16 complementary erotic drawings by Cheryl De Ciantis.
"Bill Wolak has given us a cornucopia of sexual delights, some sweet, others mouth-watering, and many more that titillate our veiled fantasies. His haiku are flashes of sexual arousal distilled to metaphor. Cheryl De Ciantis creates a balance of the evocative and the provocative. Her line drawings transmit the intensity of sexual pleasure providing a complementary counterweight to the poems."—John Digby
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About the Author
Bill Wolak is a poet, translator, teacher, and scholar, living and working in New Jersey. He has published four collections of poetry: Pale as an Explosion, LOVE EMERGENCIES (with Mahmood Karimi-Hakak), ARCHEOLOGY OF LIGHT, and WHATEVER NAKEDNESS ALLOWS. He has translated Joyce Mansour, Stuart Merrrill, and Francis Vielé-Griffin. His most recent translations with Mahmood Karimi-Hakak, YOUR LOVER'S BELOVED: 51 GHAZALS OF HAFEZ, was published by Cross-Cultural Communications in 2009. His translations have appeared in such magazines as The Sufi Journal, Baslat, Persian Heritage Magazine, Atlanta Review, THE DIRTY GHOST, Beacons, and Fellowhip Magazine. His critical work and interviews have appeared in Notre Dame Review, Persian Heritage Magazine, Southern Humanities Review, The Paterson Literary Review, Ascent, Beatlick Magazine, and Florida English. Mr. Wolak has been awarded several National Endowment for the Humanities scholarships and two Fulbright-Hays scholarships to study and travel in India. Mr. Wolak has traveled throughout Asia, including trips to Tibet, Nepal, Thailand, Jpana, and China. In 2007, he was selected to participate in a Friendship Delegation to Iran sponsored by the Fellowhsip of Reconciliation, the nation's largest and oldest interfaith peace and justice organization. During the Summer of 2010, Mr. Wolak was awarded a Field Study Opportunity in China and Japan by the National consortium for Teaching About Asia. He has been selected to be a featured reader at the 2011 Kritya International Poetry Festival in Nagpur, India. Mr. Wolak has beeen an adjunct professor in the English Department at William Paterson University for over twenty years.