Little Domesday Clock

Little Domesday Clock


Sam Witt

Little Domesday Clock is a brilliant, sweeping book which, like a time machine, transports a reader back and forth across boundaries of nation and history and, in doing so, exposes and indicts the human agency behind disaster.” —Lynn Emanuel

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“Is it possible for a book to be both terrifying and enchanting? Little Domesday Clock is—I felt as if I had entered an ensorcelled place, that space from which all those forces now contending in the most urgent life and death ways for the very soul of the planet are being amplified and projected. If the earth has a score, it sounds a lot like this. Sam Witt’s brilliant, imaginative book puts to shame much of the current vogue for a poetry of social mission—it invents our moment for us. I’m grateful.” —David Rivard


Sam Witt's first book of poetry, Everlasting Quail, won the Katherine Nason Bakeless First Book Prize in 2000, sponsored by Breadloaf. His second book, Sunflower Brother, won the Cleveland State University Press Open Book competition for 2006. His poems have been published in Virginia Quarterly, Harvard Review, Georgia Review, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Fence, New England Review, among other journals, and in the anthologies The New Young American Poets and The Iowa Anthology of New American Poetries. He currently teaches creative writing and expository writing at Framingham State University, and serves as the poetry editor for Jaded Ibis Press.