Points of Departure
About the Book
"One of our very finest poets in full stride." -- Harvard Review, on Adjusting to the Light
A 1995 recipient of the Academy Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Miller Williams is one of America's best known and loved poets. He also has won the prestigious Poets' Prize; the Amy Lowell Award in Poetry, presented by Harvard University; the Prix de Rome for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and many others.
Williams's newest collection is built of the idiom of ordinary speech. Mostly narrative and dramatic, these indelible poems are populated by individuals who go about their lives — much as all of us do — in fear of pain and loneliness, in hope of something like love. The breath of Williams's talent gives them life, his honesty and precision make them unforgettable.