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Christopher Luna by Alisha Jucevic for the Columbian

Christopher Luna by Alisha Jucevic for the Columbian
Christopher Luna by Alisha Jucevic for the Columbian

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic at Cover to Cover Books Featuring John Sibley Williams February 9

Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Partington
all ages and uncensored since 2004
7pm Thursday, February 9, 2012
and every second Thursday

Cover to Cover Books
6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B
(St. James & Minnehaha)
Vancouver, WA

With our featured reader, John Sibley Williams:
John Sibley Williams is the author of six chapbooks, winner of the HEART Poetry Award, and finalist for the Pushcart and Rumi Poetry Prizes. He has served as Acquisitions Manager of Ooligan Press and Publicist for Three Muses Press and holds an MFA in Creative Writing and MA in Book Publishing. Some of his over 200 previous or upcoming publications include: Bryant Literary Review, The Chaffin Journal, The Evansville Review, RHINO, Rosebud, Ellipsis, Flint Hills Review, and Poetry Quarterly. The following chapbooks will be available for sale on February 9: From Colder Climates (2012, $7 for the green and $10 for the signature edition); The Longest Compass (Finishing Line Press, 2012 for $12); and The Chapbook Box Set (four 2011 chapbooks for $15: Autobiography of Fever, Bedouin Books; The Art of Raining, Knives Forks and Spoons Press; Door, Door, Red Ochre Press; and A Pure River, The Last Automat Press).
The Voice in the Shell
by John Sibley Williams

If it really began with a woman
ten thousand years ago placing
conch to ear—
            listening interrupted
            and enhanced
            by translation—
to form this sea
separating us,
I’d build a time machine
and retrace the roots of metaphor—
            language, superstition,
to that older world without magic
and sit for a moment
holding your hand
that is not yet a hand,
listening together to the sea
that hasn’t yet a voice.
 Sketch of John Sibley Williams by Christopher Luna


1 comment:

Christopher Luna said...

What else would you like to know, Aline?