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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), Autobiography of Fever (Bedouin Books, 2011), From Colder Climates (Folded Word, forthcoming), The Longest Compass (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming), and The Art of Raining (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, forthcoming). Some of his over 200 previous or upcoming publications include: The Evansville Review, RHINO, Rosebud, Ellipsis, Flint Hills Review, and Poetry Quarterly. His work appeared in issue 1.2 of White Whale Review
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The Day’s Headlines


Transparent fact lost down one

of the thousand holes,

lost to the air.

Leaving tooth marks on newsprint

is one way.

Writing a manual on being

beginning with should

is another.














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