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John Sibley Williams
Author of As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Poetry Prize) & Skin Memory (Backwaters Prize, University Nebraska Press). Editor of The Inflectionist Review.
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John Sibley Williams Sep 3
Got some readings coming up next month. Should have copies of Skin Memory on me by then.
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John Sibley Williams Aug 15
If you’re looking for or , I’m now on The Bridge, c/o , in addition to my normal freelance work. Feel free to connect with me there too!
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John Sibley Williams Aug 15
"While dissecting humanity’s cruelty toward nature and itself, he yet invokes a tenderness, a final hope that maybe we can still bend our swords into plowshares."
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John Sibley Williams Aug 8
I’m honored to be included in the gorgeous new issue of Santa Fe Review!
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John Sibley Williams Jul 29
Some seriously great authors in the new issue of Western Humanities Review! Honored to have a few poems alongside them.
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John Sibley Williams Jul 28
Thanks so much the editors of Broad River Review for including this little poem in their new issue!
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John Sibley Williams Jul 22
I could not be more grateful to Michael Prihoda for his astounding, gorgeous review of As One Fire Consumes Another () in After the Pause.
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John Sibley Williams Jul 21
So excited to join Grey Sparrow Press again. Two little poems in their new issue, alongside a number of amazing poets!
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John Sibley Williams Jul 18
I'm excited to announce my upcoming book, Skin Memory, is now available for pre-order on Amazon, B&N, and through the University of Nebraska Press website. I would be incredibly honored and humbled if you chose to acquire a copy.
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John Sibley Williams Jul 16
"Williams is as acutely focused on the wide arcs of historical violence and injustice as he is on everyday detail, lending each poem a sermon-like quality." Thanks to the editors of for reviewing As One Fire Consumes Another!
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John Sibley Williams Jul 15
So excited to be reading with Kristin Berger at The Book Bin in Salem on Friday, July 26 @ 7pm. Hope to see some friends there!
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John Sibley Williams Jul 12
I'm over the moon to report my little chapbook of brand new poems, "Summon", has just won the 2019 JuxtaProse Chapbook Prize. Thanks so much to for this great honor. "Summon" will be coming out some time in late 2019.
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John Sibley Williams Jul 3
So excited and honored to announce I have been invited to teach for later in the year as part of their Writers in the Schools program. I'll be teaching poetry workshops in high school classes in the Portland metro area. So cool. I'm totally Robin Williams'ing it up!
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John Sibley Williams Jul 2
I’m hosting a month-long generative workshop in Portland in August/September. $200 for four class series. Only 8 spots! Email me at jswilliams1307@gmail.com to register.
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John Sibley Williams Jun 30
Thanks so much, , for noticing a shout-out to my upcoming book, Skin Memory, in !! The article is about ' acqusition of . Skin Memory will be UNP's first Backwaters title. :)
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John Sibley Williams Jun 28
So excited to help Anatoly Molotkov launch his incredible new book, Synonyms for Silence, at Annie Bloom's this coming Tuesday! Hope to see some old and new friends there.
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John Sibley Williams Jun 25
This Thursday night I'll have the honor of reading with Coleman Stevenson and Cindy Williams Gutierrez at Another Read Through in North Portland. It would be wonderful to see some old friends and meet some new ones there.
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John Sibley Williams Jun 24
In fall 2019, Chemeketa Press will be publishing the textbook "Listening to Poetry". Info below. If you're a poetry or textbook reviewer or a college teacher interested in a copy, please contact the press (collegepress@chemeketa.edu) or the author (jeremy.trabue@chemeketa.edu).
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John Sibley Williams Jun 24
Congratulations, , for your incredible poem! It was my honor to consider it and my pleasure to read it!
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John Sibley Williams Jun 24
More info to come but just a quick series of gymnastic maneuvers to speak, as only gestures can, to the fact I'll be visiting Hugo House on October 12 for both a workshop co-facilitated by Tina Schumann (2-5pm) and a reading that evening (@ 7pm) with Tina and Josh Fomon.
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