Why this poet couldn’t avoid writing about the opioid crisis

October 25, 2017
The opioid crisis has plagued poet William Brewer’s hometown in West Virginia. His vivid poems tell the story of the opioid epidemic from different voices and depict the sense of bewilderment people find themselves in as addiction creeps into their lives. As part of our series “America Addicted,” Jeffrey Brown gets a poet’s take on the nation’s opioid crisis.