A real-life horror lies at the heart of Hicok's book.
Charles Harper Webb
Charles Harper Webb is the author of Shadow Ball: New and Selected Poems;Reading the Water, which won the 1997 Morse Poetry Prize and the 1998 Kate Tufts Discovery Award; Liver, which won the 1999 Felix Pollak Prize; Tulip Farms and Leper Colonies, Hot Popsicles, and other books. His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize, and Poets of the New Century. He is the editor of Stand Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology, co-editor of Grand Passion: The Poets of Los Angeles, as well as recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award and a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. He teaches at CSU Long Beach.