Heyen’s Crazy Horse & the Custers features 31 paintings by DeLoss McGraw
Posted November 19, 2014
“Crazy Horse in Stillness, 470 poems & one prose piece (“Tongues”), appeared from BOA Editions in 1996. Even as the book was just coming out, & then for several more years, I kept writing poems relating to Tasunke Witko & the Custers, the Plains, the buffalo. For a time I thought I’d eventually find places for these poems in an expanded edition of Stillness, but a new book formed, a substantial collection that I never did submit anywhere. As I got caught up in other projects, I pretty much forgot about this “Annex” until Geoff Gronlund, who had made such an attractive book…of my Hiroshima Suite (cover painting by DeLoss McGraw), offered to publish another collection of mine.
Crazy Horse in Stillness is out of print. For [this book], I’ve cut down, I hope, to its heart & bones, its essence, to have it accompany, now, Crazy Horse & the Custers: The River of Electricity.” – William Heyen