Success of the Seed Plants is the first book of poetry by award-winning American poet, Leslie Williams.
“There are fifty-two poems and four sections in this full-length book, starting with the first poem, “Fox in the Landscape.” The poems reassert, tumbling into each strophe and cutting back old plants so the new stems can emerge in words clipped to the bud, mulching what was [...]. The poems live in and out of season; they reflect what happens naturally and what takes place in juxtapositions, ‘lit in that small division of time seized by itself.’ Williams’ contemplations melt and harden, grow and die, sometimes in one poem, sometimes on one line. I recommend Success of the Seed Plants, written by a gifted poet [...].” (Irene Koronas for the Wilderness House Literary Review)
Awarded the Bellday Poetry Prize of 2010, this sweet collection of poems explores nature, human behavior, femininity, relationships, death, and classicism among a million other things. Williams’ touch is light yet incisive and sensuous.
- Title: Success of the Seed Plants
- Author: Leslie Williams
- Publisher: Bellday Books, Inc.
- Durham, North Carolina
- Year: 2010
- First Printing
- Cover and design: Cassandra Patten
- Condition: New
- Dimensions: 6" x 8.75"
- ISBN: 978-0-9793376-3-5
- LCCN: 2010911692