Poetry. "Craig Watson's work, like Beckett's and Oppen's before him, restores the word integrity to our voucabulary through the force of its resounding lucidity, its uncowered abilty to face and state truths we'd prefer to avoid, its total divestiture of all holdings in the lie, the diversion, the 'spectacle.' Intractable and disquieting, Watson's stunning new poems show us what remains after 'the sum of ecstasy and superstition' has been taken. They are works of radical consequence for any mind that would be free"—Steve Evans.
Craig Watson is the author of eleven books and chapbooks. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous literary journals since 1982. His recent book SECRET HISTORIES (Burning Deck, 2007) completes a trilogy that includes FREE WILL (Roof Books, 2000) and TRUE NEWS (Instance Press, 2002). Among other considerations, these books traverse the languages and silences that by turn construct and erase history, even as its actual subjects struggle to endure. His latest collection, SLEEPWALKING WITH ORPHEUS, was published by Shearsman Books in 2011.Author City: JAMESTOWN, RI USA