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“William Evans debut book of poems In The Event You are Caught Behind Enemy Lines is an engaging examination of war. Evans writes in the persona of a prisoner of war; he gives voice to the staggering number of African American men behind bars and the families left coping with their absence; he gives a portrait of a Vietnam War veteran still haunted by atrocities in Asia. Together these poems express the idea that war is constant, takes many forms and continues long after an end is officially declared. This book boldly combines narratives about driving through discrimination laden towns and the joys of middle school crushes into a seamless moment. The moment before a war starts; the moment before a page turns; the moment before a reader is either caught behind enemy lines or made to unravel the haunting assertions and characters brought to life in this book.”
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William Evans was a dedicated corporate employee before wandering into an Open Mic in August 2005. Since then, he s been on four National Poetry Slam teams out of Columbus, OH, being crowned Grand Slam Champ twice. He s been a member of three Rustbelt Regional Finals teams, including the 2009 Championship team where Will also finished 3rd overall as an individual. William has produced two CDs: Living in the Hour Glass (2006) & Measure (2007), released his first chapbook: Humble Shell Casings (January 2009) and his first full length manuscript: In the Event You are Caught Behind Enemy Lines on Penmanship Books in July 2009. Currently, William is the host, founder and Slammaster of Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam in Columbus, OH and the President of Projecting Murals, LLC, a non-profit engineered to nurture the artistic talents of High School Students in the city of Columbus.
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Book Description Penmanship Books, 2009. Condition: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP96693801