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John Sibley Williams

Author's Bio

John is a poet and book publicist residing in Portland, OR. He has a previous MA in Writing and presently studies Book Publishing at Portland State University, where he serves as Acquisitions Manager of Ooligan Press and publicist for Three Muses Press. His poetry was nominated for the 2009 Pushcart Prize, and his debut chapbook, A Pure River, was published in 2010 by The Last Automat Press. Some of his over 100 previous or upcoming publications include: The Evansville Review, Rosebud, Ellipsis, Flint Hills Review, Euphony, Open Letters, Cadillac Cicatrix, Juked, The Journal, Hawaii Review, Cutthroat, The Furnace Review, Red Wheelbarrow, Aries, and River Oak Review.

Publications and Prizes

A Pure River (The Last Automat Press, 2010)
322 Review, Amarillo Bay, Ampersand Magazine, amphibi.us, Aries, Arlington Literary Journal, Barnwood Poetry Journal, Bijou Poetry Review, Black Rock & Sage, Blue Fog Journal, Blue Lake Review, Boston Poet, Cadillac Cicatrix, Caper Literary Journal, Carcinogenic Poetry, Cherry Blossom, Cirque, Clapboard House, Collected Stories, Concho River Review, Connotation Press, Counterexample Poetics, Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, Desert Voices: The Literary Magazine of Palo Verde College, Eclectica, Ellipsis, Euphony, Evansville Review, Exercise Bowler, Flint Hills Review, Flutter, Folly Magazine, Four and Twenty, GHOTI, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Gloom Cupboard, Grey Sparrow Journal, Hawai'i Review, Heavy Hands Ink, Hot Metal Press, Illogical Muse, Juked, ken*again, Language and Culture.net, LEVELER Poetry Journal, Lines & Stars, Mad Poets Review, Mad Swirl, Main Channel Voices, Miranda Literary Magazine, Munyori Literary Journal, Munyori Poetry Journal, Naugatuck River Review, New Verse News, Nibble, Nostalgia, Now Culture, O Sweet Flowery Roses, Offcourse Literary Journal, Open Letter, Other Rooms, Paradigm, Phantasmagoria, Poet's Ink, Poetic Diversity, Poetry Motel, Poets' Ink, Psychic Meatloaf- A Journal of , Pure Francis, Raving Dove, Red Wheelbarrow, RHINO, River Oak Review, River Poets Journal, Rosebud, Samizdat, San Pedro River Review, Sangam Literary Magazine, Seven Circles Press, Silenced Press, Sleet Magazine, Southern Ocean Review, Southwestern American Literature, Stirring, Tertulia Magazine, The Alembic, The Blue Moon Literary & Art Review, The Chaffey Review, The Furnace Review, The Heartland Review, The Houston Literary Review, The Journal, The Literary Bohemian, The November 3rd Club, The Oklahoma Review, The Portland Review, The Scapegoat Review, The Scrambler, The Shine Journal, The Write Room, Third Wednesday, Tipton Poetry Journal, Tuesday; An Art Project, Unfettered Verse, Verdad, Verdad Magazine, vox poetica, White Whale Review, Wild Goose Poetry Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Willows Wept Review, Word Salad

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Stardust by Frank Biddart, Glottal Stop by Paul Celan, Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Favorite Authors:
Franz Kafka, Paul Celan, Pablo Neruda, Federico Garcia Lorca, Octavio Paz, George Oppen, Joseph Brodsky, Michael McClure, Miltos Sachtouris, Ingeborg Bachmann, Tomas Transtromer, Frank Bidart, Haldor Laxness, Salman Rushdie, Hermann Hesse, Elizabeth Bishop, Wallace Stevens, Jay Wright, Yehudda Amichai, C.P. Cavafy, Sylvia Plath

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Listing last updated: March 1, 2011

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Fiction Writer, Poet
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Born in:
Medford, MA
Raised in:
Wilmington, MA

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