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January 12, 2013 / peoplesbookprize

Actual Tigers by William Crawford

The People’s Book Prize Winter Collection – today’s highlighted book is:

Actual Tigers

Subtitle Poems
By William Crawford
ISBN 978-0985471521
Category Poetry
Winter 2012


Actual Tigers – Poems, has a unique pulse and purpose. The keen use of language, musicality and cinematic imagery is articulate and sophisticated. Crawford has brought to life something far more important than great poetry, his overall sentimentality unleashes in the reader impulse to live with grander deed and intention.

Author’s Biography

William Crawford author of Fire in the Marrow & Actual Tigers, has been thrice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work has been published globally in numerous magazines and anthologies. Currently, his poetry is being translated into Polish. William abides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is an animal rights activist.

Crawford holds a uniquely rare perception of mankind; our flaws, beauties, and raw potential as higher powers and captured the wounded beasts within us all. – Alicia Winski

Actual Tigers comes to life as special reading experiences by virtue of his sensitive connection to language…delivered with an artist’s concern for texture and flow. Tim Buck – My Dripping Brain
This collection of poetry will leave a watermark on any reader’s soul which can never be erased. Lynne Hayes – Take it to the Street Poetry Review
Crawford’s intense and enigmatic character is represented faithfully in his words, and somehow, he manages to add yet another dimension to his work… April Michelle Bratten, co-editor, Up the Staircase Quarterly & author of It Broke Anyway This book is a silent film presented in poetic form to illustrate the heart cry of the author and what he holds sacred.” Serena Wilcox, author of Sacred Parodies, editor, LeafGarden Press 
 …one of the most important collections I’ve read…Actual Tigers, bolts from the cage with drive that can only come from deep moral conviction. –Melissa Studdard, bestselling author of Six Weeks to Yehidah, winner of the Forward National Literature Award 

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Patron:  Frederick Forsyth CBE

Founding Patron:  Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE


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