Saturday, January 30, 2010

Monkey and Poetry Convergence: William Hathaway edition

There's a most excellent poem in the October 2009 issue of Poetry by William Hathaway. "Today" begins "Today a celebrity chimpanzee went postal, / tearing up a woman’s face in Connecticut." You can read the poem on Poetry's Web site.

While digging around for some more information about Hathaway I discovered that a William Hathaway published a book of poems titled A Wilderness of Monkeys in 1975. Not sure if it's the same William Hathaway of the chimp face tearing poem or not. If anyone knows, please fill me in.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It indeed is the same Hathaway. He's the author of eight poetry collections total, spanning Ithaca House, LSU Press, and the University of Florida press.