Thursday, January 26, 2012
The Longest Compass now out!
My latest chapbook, The Longest Compass, has just been released from Finishing Line Press!
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Reveling in the pleasures of language, this work speaks with those "...words born of soul," words that do indeed "belong to neither the object nor the poet." As he evokes a world lit by multiple and masked suns, John Sibley Williams gives us oblique glimpses--objects viewed through the lenses of shadow, halo, dust, and fog. His poetry possesses the lyric power to "...hold together like a mouth/ the hard sea, harder earth,/ and what falls from our hands/ along the way."
- Paulann Petersen
Oregon Poet Laureate
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John Sibley Williams opens his chapbook with a question: "Why fret the vastness of the world?" His answer is no matter where you are, every moment is an experience uniquely your own. It is regardless of whether you're in an Alpine meadows, or on the banks of the Danube, or somewhere in Vienna but what you make of the moment that Williams focuses on. "One bouquet takes the place of success, happiness." This chapbook is very much about living and relishing the moment, wherever that moment happens to be.
- J.P. Dancing Bear
Editor, The American Poetry Journal