Writers Writing Dying, C.K. Williams, 2012

Long, prose-like poems in free verse confront the complex and contradictory challenges of art and the contemporary world, theodicy, young love, torture, aging, sex, and dementia, and when you think about it, what else is there?  His poem, Timeline includes the following:  “I’ve lived for instance as of today 26,910 days, as long as Sidney and Burns put together Plath and Purcell, Crane plus Mozart plus a few thousand; sad for them but for me it all slides away into seethe.”  Entertaining, clever, beautifully wrought, thought provoking.