Poetry. ARCHEOLOGY OF LIGHT is a collection of poems of peace and love and harmony by one who has explored deeply in the Asian cultures.
Bill Wolak is a poet who lives in New Jersey and teaches Creative Writing at William Paterson University. He has just published his tenth collection of poetry entitled The Statue of Lightning. His poetry has appeared in over a hundred magazines. His most recent translation 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, Basalt, Visions International, World Poetry Journal, and Atlanta Review. His critical work and interviews have appeared in Notre Dame Review, Persian Heritage Magazine, Gargoyle, Southern Humanities Review, The Paterson Literary Review, Ascent, Florida English, and Prime Numbers Magazine. Mr. Wolak has been awarded several National Endowment for the Humanities scholarships and two Fulbright-Hays scholarships to study and travel in India. In 2007, he was selected to participate in a Friendship Delegation to Iran sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation, America'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 was selected to be a featured reader at festivals in India three times: first at the 2011 Kritya International Poetry Festival in Nagpur, then at the 2013 Hyderabad Literary Conference, and most recently at the Tarjuma 2013: Festival of Translators in Ahmedabad. He is the author of THE LOVER'S BODY (2014), WHATEVER NAKEDNESS ALLOWS (2013), ARCHEOLOGY OF LIGHT (2011), and co-author of LOVE EMERGENCIES (2010), all published by Cross-Cultural Communications. Author City: Bogota, NJ USA