William Coughlin


William Coughlin received his MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago and his MA in English Literature from DePaul University. At various times in his life he has been a seminarian, a teacher, a Unitarian Universalist, a classical pianist, a runner, a dog lover and a world traveler. He lives with his partner and their cocker spaniel in Chicago and spends as much time as possible on the coast of Maine.


By William Coughlin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011 by Aquitaine Media. Category: Fiction
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.

William Coughlin’s tag cloud

acceptance    age poem    caring    consciousness    death    death poem    dog poem    gay    healing    loneliness    loss    middle age    migrations    mortality    piano poem    redemption    roberson    salvation    solitude    trigilio