Aquarius Press/Willow Books

Lilies in the Valley

Poetry collection by Cedric Tillman. "In Cedric Tillman's poetry we find the struggle, humor, and beauty of life held in delicate balance. Exquisitely rendered in lines that at times take your breath away and at other times make you laugh or ache, Tillman's voice sings a song of himself and of many. You'll want to hear how varied his song can be, conveying the despair of working in retail, the depths of black Christianity, the joys and constraints of marriage, the pain and comfort of knowing your people. A fine collection of poetry—complex, nuanced, and real."

--Malin Pereira , author of Light Both Brilliant and Unseen: Conversations With Contemporary Black Poets and professor of English at UNC-Charlotte