Poetry. Sometimes things happen. Memories store themselves in your head like stories written in a book. HEAT WASHES THROUGH is a collection of poems of recollections from a year of madness and loneliness. William L. Alton takes confessional poetry to a new and journalistic level, making each poem visceral and timely, recording his own life with an emotional depth couched in minimal and detailed images.
William L. Alton was born November 5, 1969 and started writing in the Eighties while incarcerated in a psychiatric prison. Since then his work has appeared in Main Channel Voices, World Audience and Breadcrumb Scabs among others. In 2010, he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He has published several books, a collection of flash fiction, Girls, two collections of poetry titled Heroes of Silence and HEAT WASHES THROUGH (ELJ Editions, 2015), a memoir titled My Name is Bill and a novel coming out in 2015 titled Flesh and Bone. He earned both his BA and MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA