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Woman Reading to the Sea
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Woman Reading to the Sea
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A new volume from the winner of the 2007 Barnard Women Poets Prize."Poems of arresting intelligence, precision, and beauty. In wonderfully crafted language, with the startling subtlety of certain of Emily Dickinson's poems, 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....This slender volume constitutes a journey of sorts, a pilgrimage 'out' that returns the questing poet, imagined as a companion 'you,' to her own life."—Joyce Carol Oates, prize citation

A new volume from the winner of the 2007 Barnard Women Poets Prize."Poems of arresting intelligence, precision, and beauty. In wonderfully crafted language, with the startling subtlety of certain of Emily Dickinson's poems, 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....This slender volume constitutes a journey of sorts, a pilgrimage 'out' that returns the questing poet, imagined as a companion 'you,' to her own life."—Joyce Carol Oates, prize citation

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  • Lisa Williams is the author of The Hammered Dulcimer and Woman Reading to the Sea. Her poetry has appeared in The New Republic, Poetry, and New England Review. She teaches at Centre College and lives in Danville, Kentucky.

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