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John Sibley Williams is an award-winning writer of fiction and poetry. He works as Book Marketing Manager of Inkwater Press, as well as a literary agent, and lives in Portland, Oregon. John is the author of Controlled Hallucinations (FutureCycle Press, 2013), as well as seven chapbooks. John is the winner of the 2011 HEART Poetry Award, and finalist for the Pushcart, Rumi, and The Pinch Poetry Prizes. He has served as Acquisitions Manager of Ooligan Press and publicist for various presses and authors, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing and MA in Book Publishing.
John has also worked with organizations such as the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Friends of William Stafford, and Lewis & Clark College’s “Oregon Poetic Voices”. He cofounded the Inflectionist movement, edits its journal, The Inflectionist Review, and acts as co-director of the Walt Whitman 150 organization. He created the recent anthologies Alive at the Center (Ooligan Press, 2013) and Motionless from the Iron Bridge: A Northwest Anthology of Bridge Poems (Bare bone books, 2013). A few previous publishing credits include: Inkwell, Bryant Literary Review, Cream City Review, The Chaffin Journal, The Evansville Review, RHINO, Rosebud, and various anthologies.
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