John Sibley Williams

Boston, MA
Phone: 
603-475-8803
Website: 
jswilliamspoetry.blogspot.com

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

Chapbook

A Pure River
(The Last Automat Press,
2010)

Journal

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

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Caucasian
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Medford, MA
Raised in: 
Wilmington, MA

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.