Detroit as Barn


Crystal Williams

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  • Published: 2014
  • Subject Listing: Poetry
  • Bibliographic information: 76 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: World Rights
  • Distributed for: Lost Horse Press
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Crystal Williams is the author of Troubled Tongues, winner of the 2009 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Prize, finalist for the 2009 Oregon Book Award, and shortlisted for the 2008 Idaho Prize; Lunatic; and Kin. She currently serves as associate vice president and chief diversity officer at Bates College, where she is also professor of English.

"In Detroit as Barn, Crystal Williams distills the breathing presences and absences in her native city, its industrial decay and human resilience, its shouts of despair and whispers birthing love. Her poetry teaches us the words to the beauty that the world passes over, discovers the soul in what has been lost or cast aside. This book gives me hope for America and for American poetry-and hope too for the spirit of Detroit that lives within us all."
-David Mura