Poetry. UNDERWORLD by William James Austin has been an underground sensation since 1994. This latest collection contains parts 7 & 8 of a projected nine circles of hell. A connoisseur of the bizarre and controversial, Austin lives in New York City and remains addicted to its dystopian landscape. He has published two previous collections of poetry, 1 UNDERWORLD 2 and 3 UNDERWORLD 4, plus the book length study, a deconstruction of t. s. eliot: the fire and the rose (Salzburg University Studies). In his younger days as a musician and songwriter he composed music and lyrics for Lou Rawls, Hammer, and other rock and jazz notables. Currently he co-edits the experimental literary magazine, BLACKBOX, while teaching at the State University of New York. "More earth-scraping than sky-scraping--but a nice blance of both, really...O'Hara and Ginsberg, too, but better than either, I think"--Bob Grumman.
William James Austin lives in New York City and remains addicted to its dystopian landscape. To date he has authored five collections of poetry, essays, and "photopo." Austin has worked as a musician and song writer in the worlds of jazz and rock music and teaches at the State University of New York.Author City: New York, NY USA