A reissuing of You Don't Miss Your Water, poems by Cornelius Eady.
“Who wants wisdom will find it here, but will be able to breathe under its introduction. Obviously the poet is committed to positives. He of the involved voice is determined; direct; alert; confident.”—Gwendolyn Brooks
“You Don’t Miss Your Water is a gem. Twenty-one poems for any man to put in his pocket whenever he leaves his father’s house. These poems are blue psalms about life, family, and death. Cornelius Eady opens his heart and gives us poetry filled with tears and strength. There is so much honesty in this book it forces the reader to look into the mirror before the well runs dry.”—E. Ethelbert Miller
CORNELIUS EADY is Associate Professor of Literature at American University. Formerly director of the Poetry Center at SUNY/Stony Brook, and visiting Professor of Creative Writing at the City College of New York, his many honors include the Academy of American Poets’ Lamont Award, and fellowships from the Rockefeller, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest, and John Simon Guggenheim Foundations. The author of seven volumes of poetry, including Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, The Autobiographhy of a Jukebox, and Brutal Imagination, he is cofounder, with Toi Derracotte, of Cave Canem, which offers workshops and retreats to African-American poets. Eady lives with the novelist Sarah Micklem in Washington D.C.