"READING SAND is essentially experimental. The poet tries it to see if it will work. When he shapes it (like a sand sculpture) so he is satisfied, he steps back so the public can see it. For the reader unfamiliar with the traditions of either concrete poetry or writings about the desert (or perhaps both), reading READING SAND also can be experimental. Walt Whitman said you cannot have great poetry without great readers of poetry. Neither can we have successful experimental poetry without readers experimenting with reading poets such as William Fox."Fox, William L. is the author of 'Reading Sand Selected Desert Poems, 1976-2000' with ISBN 9780874174984 and ISBN 0874174988.