John Sibley Williams

John Sibley Williams is the author of five collections, most recently As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Poetry Prize), Skin Memory (Backwaters Prize, University of Nebraska Press), and Summon (JuxtaProse Chapbook Prize). A twenty-six-time Pushcart nominee, John is the winner of numerous awards, including the Wabash Prize for Poetry, Philip Booth Award, Phyllis Smart-Young Prize, and Laux/Millar Prize. He serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and founder of the Caesura Poetry Workshop series. He works as a poetry coach, editor, and literary agent. Previous publishing credits include The Best American Poetry anthology, Yale Review, Verse Daily, North American Review, Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, and various anthologies. Visit him at