Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Praise for A Pure River

"John Sibley Williams' chapbook A Pure River is what I consider a perfect glimpse into his quiet yet somehow expansive style. What is most striking is how much space seems to exist in each poem. As a set of poems centered around themes of travel through the American landscape, Williams quiet measured breath and concise use of line and language accurately recreates the feeling of standing on some lonely stretch of road with nothing but the wind, the impenetrable vista and one's own heartache as companions."

-Chris Cottrell, former editor of Portland Review