John Sibley Williams

Fiction Writer, Poet

Milwaukie, OR
Phone: 
503-680-9048

Author's Bio

John Sibley Williams is the author of Disinheritance, Controlled Hallucinations, and the forthcoming Orison Poetry Prize winning As One Fire Consumes Another. An eleven-time Pushcart nominee, John is the winner of numerous awards, including the Philip Booth Award, American Literary Review Poetry Contest, Phyllis Smart-Young Prize, The 46er Prize, Nancy D. Hargrove Editors' Prize, Confrontation Poetry Prize, and Vallum Award for Poetry. He serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and works as a literary agent. Previous publishing credits include: The Yale Review, Midwest Quarterly, Sycamore Review, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, Poet Lore, Saranac Review, Atlanta Review, TriQuarterly, Columbia Poetry Review, Mid-American Review, Poetry Northwest, Third Coast, and various anthologies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Journals:
Collected Stories
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Miranda Literary Magazine
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Other Rooms
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Samizdat
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Poetry

Books:
Disinheritance (Apprentice House, 2016)
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Controlled Hallucinations (FutureCycle Press, 2013)
Chapbooks:
From Colder Climates (Folded Word, 2012)
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The Longest Compass (Finishing Line Press, 2012)
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Autobiography of Fever (Bedouin Books, 2011)
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A Pure River (Last Automat Press, 2010)
Journals:
322 Review
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Amarillo Bay
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Ampersand Magazine
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amphibi.us
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Aries
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Arlington Literary Journal
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Barnwood Poetry Journal
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Bijou Poetry Review
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Black Rock & Sage
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Blue Fog Journal
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Boston Poet
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Cadillac Cicatrix
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Caper Literary Journal
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Cherry Blossom
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Cirque
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Clapboard House
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Connotation Press
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Counterexample Poetics
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Desert Voices: The Literary Magazine of Palo Verde College
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Eclectica
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Ellipsis
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Evansville Review
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Exercise Bowler
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Flint Hills Review
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Flutter
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Folly Magazine
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Four and Twenty
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GHOTI
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Gloom Cupboard
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Heavy Hands Ink
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Hot Metal Press
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Illogical Muse
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Isthmus
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Juked
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ken*again
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KIN
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Language and Culture.net
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Mad Poets Review
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Mad Swirl
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Main Channel Voices
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Munyori Literary Journal
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Munyori Poetry Journal
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Nibble
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Nostalgia
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Now Culture
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O Sweet Flowery Roses
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Offcourse Literary Journal
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Open Letter
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Paradigm
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Phantasmagoria
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Poet's Ink
,
Poetic Diversity
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Poetry Motel
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Poets' Ink
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Psychic Meatloaf- A Journal of
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Pure Francis
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Raving Dove
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River Oak Review
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Sangam Literary Magazine
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Seven Circles Press
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Southern Ocean Review
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Stirring
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Tertulia Magazine
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The Alembic
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The Furnace Review
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The Heartland Review
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The Houston Literary Review
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The Literary Bohemian
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The November 3rd Club
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The Oklahoma Review
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The Scapegoat Review
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The Scrambler
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The Shine Journal
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The Write Room
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Third Wednesday
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Tuesday; An Art Project
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Unfettered Verse
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Wild Goose Poetry Review
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Willows Wept Review
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Word Salad
Prizes won: 

The 46er Prize, The Adirondack Review

Orison Books Poetry Prize

Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry, Madison Review

Literal Latté Poetry Awards

Royal Dragonfly Book Award for Poetry

New York City Big Book Awards for Poetry

Red City Review Book Awards

Premium Contest in Poetry, Carve Magazine

Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize, The Tishman Review

Fineline Competition, Mid-American Review

Confrontation Poetry Prize

The Nancy D. Hargrove Editors' Prize, The Jabberwock Review

Third Wednesday Poetry Contest

Red Berry Edition’s 7th Annual Valentine’s Day Contest

Redivider Blurred Genre Contest, Redivider

Philip Booth Prize, Salt Hill

American Literary Review Poetry Contest

Nancy Dew Taylor Poetry Award, Emrys Journal

Heart Poetry Award, Nostalgia Press

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Medford, MA
Massachusetts
Raised in: 
Wilmington, MA
Massachusetts
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Last update: Jul 11, 2018