Filled with impassioned logic and musicality, John Sibley Williams' debut collection strives to control the uncontrollable by redefining the method of approach. In these compact poems, so edged in dark corners and the strenuous songs of beauty and identity, Williams establishes a unique world of contradictions and connections that bridge the foreign and the familiar. Moving through art and history, through apocalyptic visions and family, into and back out of the paradox of using language to express languagelessness, Controlled Hallucinations weaves universal themes and images with the basic human reality of touch, word, and what is lost in their translation.
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About the Author
John Sibley Williams is the award-winning author and editor of seven chapbooks. His poems have appeared in Third Coast, Inkwell, Cider Press Review, Bryant Literary Review, RHINO, and elsewhere. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and serves as co-editor of The Inflectionist Review and co-director of the Walt Whitman 150 project.