On Saturday, July 13 at 4pm, the Newport Public Library will be hosting two renowned Portland poets for a reading and book launch. Both writers, editors, and literary community leaders, John Sibley Williams will be launching his debut collection, Controlled Hallucinations, alongside the award-winning poet A. Molotkov.
John Sibley Williams is the author of Controlled Hallucinations (FutureCycle Press, 2013) and six poetry chapbooks. He is the winner of the HEART Poetry Award, and finalist for the Pushcart, Rumi, and The Pinch Poetry Prizes. John serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and co-director of the Walt Whitman 150 project. A few previous publishing credits include: Third Coast, Inkwell, Cider Press Review, Bryant Literary Review, Cream City Review, The Chaffin Journal, The Evansville Review, RHINO, and various anthologies. For more information, please visit: http://www.johnsibleywilliams.wordpress.com
Born in Russia, A. Molotkov moved to the US in 1990 and switched to writing in English in 1993. His work has won a variety of awards, and has been accepted by The Kenyon Review and over 70 other publications. He co-edits The Inflectionist Review and serves on the Board of Directors of Oregon Poetry Association. Visit him at http://www.AMolotkov.com.
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