Michael Waters

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize!

“Waters creates myths of madness and aberrant sexuality in a style of pure classicism… Darling Vulgarity is a brilliant, virtuosic performance.” —Poet Lore

Darling Vulgarity is a love song to the harsher side of pleasure, and Waters is at the height of his powers with detailed storytelling and lyric flash.” —American Poet

“In 2001, Parthenopi: New and Selected Poems affirmed that Michael Waters is one of the most intellectually curious and formally accomplished poets working in America today; thus it comes as no surprise that the poet’s most recent book of verse, 2006’s Darling Vulgarity, displays a combined mastery of form and wide-ranging erudition.” —Review Revue

Books by Shoestring Press:

Selected Poems

Celestial Joyride