Williams~Heathcote – Poetry
Publisher: Cold Turkey Press, France
HEATHCOTE WILLIAMS Ã¢â‚¬â€œ POETRY
Limited edition: 36
Portfolio with 32 unbound pages
Size: 266 x 180 x 4 mm
Heathcote Williams is a prolific English poet, actor, artist, and playwright. His
first book The Speakers (1964) was published when Williams was 23 years old
and his first play AC/DC (1970) was staged both in London and New York.
Williams played an active part in the London underground scene of the late
60s and early 70s as an artist, a publisher and a regular contributor to the
magazines International Times and Suck.
Williams’s Poetry is a long ode to the powers, and notably the revolutionary
powers, of poetry. In refutal of W.H. Auden’s line Ã¢â‚¬Å“poetry makes nothing
happenÃ¢â‚¬Â, with which the poem opens and closes, Williams sums up events
from distant and near history in which the power of poetry brought about
social and political change.