Poetry. African American Studies. "From an Alabama boyhood to an adulthood of serious soul-searching, the poems of Willie James King roam but never wander. These focused blasts of lyricism combine tones and dictions and hit the high Cs. Whether in the sweet-potato field, at the lectern, or gazing into the waters of the Cahawba river, King learns where he is most himself, 'in this deep/ lull of love.'"--Alan Michael Parker. Willie James King holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University, Charlotte, NC. He has two previous collections, Wooden Windows and At the Forest's Edge and currently resides in Montgomery, AL.