Migrations by William Coughlin
Approx. 6,540 words.
Published on February 5, 2011 by
William Coughlin's first collection of poems has been called "unimposing yet forcefully sharp enough to strip a moment to its core...once there, they are confidently free of overly staged interpretation" (Ed Roberson) as well as "intelligen[t], vulnerab[le], and playful..." (Tony Trigilio).
Coughlin's focus is on loss as the fundamental condition of life; on healing, redemption, and salvation.