HOMAGE TO JOHN A. WILLIAMS

The novelist, essayist and poet John A. Williams became my hero. He never gave up. He was a literary warrior in every sense, setting an example few have the wherewithal to follow but all artists might learn something from. On page 406 of River Bend Chronicle, I briefly allude to our first meeting in New York City in 1987.

Today is good day to pick up THE MAN WHO CRIED I AM or any other book by Mr. Williams and discover anew what makes his work so enduring and so special.

The New York Times featured this obituary:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/07/arts/john-a-williams-an-underrated-novelist-who-wrote-about-black-identity-dies-at-89.html?_r=0

To the books cited there, add the late fiction masterpiece, Clifford’s Blues, and also an award-winning book of poetry, Safari West.

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