Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Great Regulars: [Crystal Williams] is currently Reed's

dean for institutional diversity. If you could select one word to characterize her poems it might be "vigor": Vigorous investigation of womanhood and family. Vigorous investigation of identity and community. Vigorous investigation of joy and greater joy, along with the life's attendant despairs.

In "Wake," she brings a spiraling lyricism to a family gathering in a way that alerts you to the simultaneity of shared experience.

from David Biespiel: The Oregonian: Poetry: Crystal Williams' vigorous verses


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