Thursday, August 4, 2011


Was it between the lines
of I Speak of The City
of deep within the vacancies
or an Edward Hopper lighthouse
that I forgot your name
in such perfect representations
of sunlight,
followed by the elemental fire
of your simple gestures
to my habit
of starting my own fires
in empty rooms? 

About John Sibley Williams:
John Sibley Williams is a literary publicist with an MFA in Creative Writing and MA in Book Publishing. He has served as Acquisitions Manager of Ooligan Press and Publicist for Three Muses Press. His poetry was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Rumi Prize for Poetry and won the 2011 Heart Poetry Award. His chapbooks include A Pure River (The Last Automat Press, 2010), Door, Door (Red Ochre Press, 2011), The Art of Raining (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2011), Autobiography of Fever (Bedouin Books, 2011), From Colder Climates (Folded Word, 2011), The Longest Compass (Finishing Line Press, 2011). Some of his over 200 previous or upcoming publications include: The Evansville Review, RHINO, Rosebud, Ellipsis, Flint Hills Review, and Poetry Quarterly.

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