Books of Poetry
Greg Williamson is the author of four books of poetry, most recently The Hole Story of Kirby the Sneak and Arlo the True. As critically acclaimed writer Brad Leithauser states, “[The Hole Story] belongs with Jarrell’s The Bat-Poet and Eliot’s Practical Cats and de la Mare’s Peacock Pie and Stevenson’s Child’s Garden of Verses. Those fun-loving gentlemen would companionably move aside and make room, welcoming Williamson to their sparkly table. You should too.”
And author Michael Griffith writes, “In The Hole Story Greg Williamson once again demonstrates that he is a writer as metrically and intellectually nimble, as witty, and as line-by-line delightful as we have – or might hope to have – in American poetry.”
Greg’s three other books of poetry, A Most Marvelous Piece of Luck (2008), Errors in the Script (2001), and The Silent Partner (1998) were also widely lauded in publications such as The New York Review of Books, Able Muse, Southwest Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Tennessean, and the Times Literary Supplement. Many poems from his previous books have been anthologized in The Norton Anthology of Poetry, Legitimate Dangers, American Poetry: The Next Generation, The New Young American Poets, and others.