Poetry. "Bruce Williams's THE MOJAVE ROAD AND OTHER JOURNEYS is simply one of the most breathtaking and heartbreaking collections of poetry I've read in many years. These poems constitute a sequence of elegies and a folio of meditations upon illness, death and transcendence, and also upon the nature of late, redeeming love. As in Theodore Roethke's psychologically dense, timeless, and powerful poem, 'Journey to the Interior,' Bruce Williams spiritual self-confrontation charts a dangerous, often precarious landscape of intimate loss and the consequent potential for the wreckage of the self"--David St. John.
Bruce Williams was born in Oklahoma and grew up in Colorado. He was educated at Grinnell College, U.C.L.A., and Claremont Graduate School, where he received an M.A. and PhD. He has taught English and creative writing for many years at Mt. San Antonio College, east of Los Angeles. He has published four chapbooks, including The Mojave Road at Last and Stratification, and his work has appeared in O'Brien Literary Speculator as well as numerous scholarly and literary journals and anthologies. THE MOJAVE ROAD AND OTHER JOURNEYS is his first full-length collection. He lives in San Dimas, California, from where he explores the desert in one of his two Jeeps every chance he gets. Author City: SAN DIMAS, CA USA