The William Meredith Foundation is Pleased to Announce the 2022 Awards for Poetry Given to Christie Max Williams and Anne Harding Woodworth
The William Meredith Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022 Awards for Poetry given to Christie Max Williams and Anne Harding Woodworth.
Woodworth writes of the downtrodden with precision and empathy, all those who have seen trouble. William Meredith speaks in a poem of the various kinds of trouble we all sometimes face, but ultimately he describes humanity as a “good bind to be in.” And as Werner Gundersheimer, Director Emeritus, Folger Shakespeare Library has said of her poetry, “Sickness and health, life and death take on new clarity through Woodworth’s compelling voices, her reasoned and unflinching gaze.” These are gritty, accurate poems. The voice is authentic and compassionate. The personae in her poems are unforgettable.
Christie Max Williams is a well-known Connecticut actor, poet, and impresario. The exquisite poems in his first collection (published soon in 2022 by Antrim House,) recount his love of women, children, and fatherhood. A lifetime as a footsoldier in the arts has prepared him for the mastery of language and the charming appreciation of the “good bind” he finds himself in at the joyful human moment demonstrated in his poems. They fulfill the highest potential of poetry: to teach, yes, but importantly, to delight. To paraphrase Saint Paul, the wages of love is life.
Trouble is available through www.turningpointbooks.com, Amazon.com, and internet book stores.
Christie Max Williams forthcoming book will be available at: www.antrimhousebooks.com
Author Photo for Christie Max Williams: Photo Credit A.Vincent Scarano
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