Friday, June 16, 2017

"Debris" by William Brewer

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June 16, 2017


William Brewer

About This Poem


"I spent much of my early life with my grandfather, a World War II veteran. While he rarely spoke about his experience, I could still sense, even at a young age, how it hung around him like a kind of shadow presence. This poem originates from a memory when I acutely understood how his time fighting in Europe altered his actions and his body."
—William Brewer


William Brewer is the author of I Know Your Kind, forthcoming in September 2017 from Milkweed Editions. He is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and lives in Oakland, California.

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I Know Your Kind

(Milkweed Editions, 2017)

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