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Stilettos in a Rifle Range

Poems by Tyrone Williams

Poetry, African American Studies

Made in Michigan Writers Series

Available December 2022
ISBN: 9780814350188
Pages: 80 Size: 6x9
Available December 2022
ISBN: 9780814350195

Written against a backdrop of heartbreak and loneliness and spanning the geography of Cincinnati, Detroit, and New York, this is a complex, intriguing book of poetry that plays dynamically with language as each new reading brings forth something unseen from the previous reading. Highlighting the varied modes of writing that Tyrone Williams has mastered—the fractal lyric, the metahistorical fable, the atomic lexical—Stilettos in a Rifle Range reveals in high resolution the power of representational strategies within American English. Williams’s language in particular is an intralingual love affair that all will enjoy.

Tyrone Williams is the David Gray Chair of Poetry and Letters at SUNY Buffalo. He is the author of several chapbooks and seven books of poetry.