Poetry. "Rare book of lyric marvels," says Vyt Bakitis of William Benton's BACKLIT. John Godfrey praises the poems, "high style without grandiloquence." After over forty years of publishing poems, these are the ones Benton likes the most.
William Benton played jazz piano before becoming a poet and novelist, Madly, and writing the book on Elizabeth Bishop's paintings, Exchanging Hats. He co- edited James Salter's Gods of Tin: The Flying Years. Pressed Wafer published his BACKLIT and THE MARY JULIA PAINTINGS OF JOAN BROWN.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA