Winner of the American Book Award in 1982 for Life Supports, his collected early poetry, Bronk is widely celebrated as one of the most accomplished poets of his generation. The recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for poetry in 1991, Bronk lived most of his life in Hudson Falls, New York, in a substantial Victorian home that became a mecca for American poets and artists.
Bursts of Light: The Collected Later Poems
Edited by David Clippinger, Bursts of Light includes all of William Bronk's poetry written after Life Supports (1981) and approved by the author for book publication before his death in 1999.
"His rare gift is the ability to float difficult truths on fleeting snatches of spoken breath." - Village Voice Literary Supplement
Winner of the American Book Award