Critique and Commentary
Bill Wunder is the author of two volumes of poetry, Pointing at the Moon (WordTech Editions, 2008) and Hands Turning the Earth (WordTech Editions, 2014) In 2004, he was named Poet Laureate of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His poems have been widely published, and he has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in poetry. Bill has been a finalist for the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award. In 2010, he was nominated for a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. He has read and lectured in local schools, colleges, festivals, book stores, libraries, and on public television. Bill, a Vietnam veteran, serves as Poetry Editor of The Schuylkill Valley Journal, and lives with his two black labs in the wilds of Bucks County.
I am the reader’s eyes. What poetry has as a rough equivalent to scientific proof, is the vividness of the image, and resonate detail. That’s what convinces a reader that the speaker has really seen something, been there. I read and write poetry because I love the way words, sounds and images coalesce to form a lens so we can see what connects us to our humanity.