75 bound uncorrected proofs and press releases will be mailed to reviewers, newspapers, journals, and submitted for the National Book Award in Poetry. 100 finished review copies will be mailed out along with 750 promotional postcards targeting Waters' many friends and contacts in the literary world. No competing titles. COMPLETE EXCERPT FROM "REVIEWS" SECTION: "His language is uncomprimisingly sensual. Few poets of his generation pursue with such unstinting ardor a conflation of narrative and lyric techniques." - Floyd Collins, The Gettysburg Review. "A significant American voice... Waters's book testifies eloquently to the persistence of the lyric in a time and history that would seek to obliterate it, the lyric that dances on the world's transience and suddenly bursts through to the nature of things."- John Mann, World Literature Today
Michael Waters is Professor of English at Salisbury University in Maryland where he teaches creative writing and American literature. He has published six collections of poetry, including three from BOA Editions and three from Carnegie Mellon University Press.