Communing to write poems with the character of the murdered poet from the webseries, “Verse,” Claire Wilks, was marvelous and sometimes eerie. The result of that supernatural collaboration is this book of poems we penned between 1972-1974, published by Rattapallax Press, 2011.
“Seeing Claire Wilks’ poems after so many years is like seeing New York City in the turbulent, exuberant times we shared, when being young and an artist was everything, and the Only Thing! I see her: Claire, the quintessence of New York poetry — fierce, enraged, ecstatic, iconoclastic. And now that we finally have Drunken Oasis, she will be forever remembered in her prime.” –BOB HOLMAN, winner of the American Book Award for Aloud! Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.