Monday, April 30, 2007

Woman Reading to the Sea

Barnard College has announced that Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Joyce Carol Oates has selected Lisa Williams and her collection of poems, Woman Reading to the Sea, as the winner of the 2007 Barnard Women Poets Prize. The prize, which is awarded annually to a female poet for her second book of poetry, means Williams' manuscript will be published in the spring of 2008 by W.W. Norton & Co. Lisa Williams' poetry appeared in the Spring 2005 issue of the Ninth Letter.

Of Williams' forthcoming collection, Oates notes that it contains "poems of arresting intelligence, precision and beauty....Lisa Williams takes us into eerily imagined worlds--the interior of a jellyfish and the interior of a glacier. She beguiles us with the most seductive of poetic possibilities."

To read more about Williams and her work, visit here

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