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Joshua Alan Sturgill's "Feast of Books"
Joshua Alan Sturgill is the author of As Far As I Can Tell.
Jim Harrison's "Solstice Litany"
James Harrison(December 11, 1937 – March 26, 2016) was an American poet, novelist, and essayist. He was a prolific and versatile writer publishing over three dozen books in several genres including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, children’s literature, and memoir. He wrote screenplays, book reviews, literary criticism, and published essays on food, travel, and sport. Harrison indicated that, of all his writing, his poetry meant the most to him.: 1 He published 24novellasduring his lifetime and is considered "America’s foremost master"of that form. His first commercial success: 5 came with the 1979 publication of the trilogy of novellas,Legends of the Fall,two of which were made into movies.Bio via Wikipedia.
William Blake's "The Garden of Love"
William Blake(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his life, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of thepoetryand visual art of theRomantic Age. What he called hisprophetic workswere said by 20th-century criticNorthrop Fryeto form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language".His visual artistry led 21st-century criticJonathan Jonesto proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced".In 2002, Blake was placed at number 38 in theBBC's poll of the100 Greatest Britons.While he lived inLondonhis entire life, except for three years spent inFelpham,he produced a diverse and symbolically rich collection of works, which embraced the imagination as "the body of God"or "human existence itself".Bio via Wikipedia
Jamaal May's "There Are Birds Here"
Jamaal Mayis an American poet fromDetroit.May was included in theBest American Poetryanthology from 2014. May lived in Detroit, where he taught poetry in public schools. He received an MFA fromWarren Wilson College.May has taught at theVermont College of Fine Arts, and was a fellow at theKenyon Reviewbetween 2014 and 2016.May cites Vievee Francis, another poet from Detroit, as an influence and mentor. His work has appeared inThe Believer,Poetry, andPloughshares.His debut book,Hum, was favorably reviewed byHTML Giantand other publications.Bio via Wikipedia.