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C. K. Williams

C. K. Williams’s many honors include a National Book Award, a Pulitzer Prize, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He taught in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.


Jew on Bridge

Spring 2010 | Poetry

Raskolnikov hasn’t slept. For days. In his brain, something like white.
A wave stopped in mid-leap. Thick, slow, white. Or maybe it’s brain.
Brain in his brain. Old woman’s brain on the filthy floor of his brain.