Bill Wolak

All the Wind's Unfinshed Kisses

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The poetry of love is often sullied by the many voices speaking fatally of common places and inaccessible repetitions, but fortunately Bill Wolak is far from the hack-like imitators we often find and shows us immediately his authentic voice, his human steps, and the heat which he assigns to the shivering words of real-life experience . . . In this, we can see that Wolak has learned much from the study of Classical literature and even the Beat generation, but he has not been affected by any literary obsession or trend, and that is what makes his work more comprehensive and gives it an even wider appeal.
~ Dante Maffia

Bill Wolak has given us a cornucopia of sexual delights, some sweet, others mouth-watering, and many more that titillate our veiled fantasies. His poems are finely tuned expressions of urgency and desire. They explore the body with expectation on the brink of pleasure.
~ John Digby

The pleading of the poet for the timeless, almost transparent image of the woman, of her body imagined as something mysterious and exciting, imposes a special meditation, especially an interior, almost abnormal bewilderment . . . Without using metaphors with any price, or some pompous thoughts and feelings, Wolak’s poetical text is simple, but profound, with a generous internal tension, which is generating interrogative emotions and meditations, proceeding from an intense combustion of the feelings, from the suffering of knowing the laws of the universe and of the depths of the human being, being aware that the treasury of a language is beneath the meaning, and that understanding is not an ending, but a means of perceiving beauty . . .
~ Ion Deaconescu

Bill Wolak is a poet who lives in New Jersey and teaches Creative Writing at William Paterson University. He has published his fifteenth book of poetry entitled The Nakedness Defense with Ekstasis Editions. His poetry has appeared in over a hundred magazines. His most recent translation with Mahmood Karimi-Hakak, Love Me More Than the Others: Selected Poetry or Iraj Mirza, was published by Cross-Cultural Communications in 2014. His translations have appeared in such magazines as The Sufi Journal, Basalt, Visions International, World Poetry Journal, and Atlanta Review. His critical work and interviews have appeared in Notre Dame Review, Persian Heritage Magazine, Gargoyle, Southern Humanities Review, and Prime Numbers Magazine.

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112 Pages
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