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To read the Poetry of Wim Coleman is to venture into an intimate realm of humor, whimsy, intelligent flights of fancy, and cautionary tales—all told in a uniquely singular voice. He expertly weaves these pieces together to form a colorful tapestry of human experience enriched by great personal depth. I.O.U. is at once an immersive and expansive work by a master poet at the top of his game. —Rollin Jewett, playwright, poet, songwriter, singer, actor

Wim Coleman’s Poetry pulls us into his unique vision, a world of light and dark, giddy with magic and somber with truth—a world of mystery, relatable self-reflection, and a depth of feeling that’s all-too-human. He has a masterful assurance with words that can be revisited and savored with deeper meaning, over the passage of time.—Jim Uhls, screenwriter, Fight Club and Jumper

Whether exquisitely detailing the intricate dismantling of a bedroom dresser by his precocious adopted daughter or chastising the criminal assault of corrupt worldly powers on the integrity of our human experiment, the Poetry of Wim Coleman always uncovers the astonishing wonder at the heart of all things human.—Nicholas A. Patricca, playwright, Professor Emeritus at Loyola University Chicago

Wim Coleman's new book of prophetic incantations and reflections will take you whirling, drawing from great periods and great literature throughout history and winding you up with new insights into American reality today. You will be surprised and entertained. —Lucina Kathmann, Vice President Emerita, PEN International


Publishing date: December 30, 2020

Language: English

Paperback: 148 pages

ISBN-10: 1954351283

ISBN-13: 978-1954351288

Dimensions: 6 x 0.37 x 9 inches


Wim Coleman is a playwright, poet, novelist, and nonfiction writer. His Poetry has appeared in many publications, and his play The Shackles of Liberty won the 2016 Southern Playwrights Competition. Novels that he has co-authored with his wife, Pat Perrin, include Anna’s World, the Silver Medalist in the 2008 Moonbeam Awards, and The Jamais Vu Papers, a 2011 finalist for the Eric Hoffer/Montaigne Medal. Wim and Pat lived for fourteen years in Mexico, where they created and administered a scholarship program for at-risk students. They now live in Carrboro, North Carolina. Both are members of PEN International.

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