ABOUT Paul J. Willis
Paul Willis is a professor of English at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is also the author of Bright Shoots of Everlastingness: Essays on Faith and the American Wild.
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ISBN: 978-1-931247-47-4 $15
About Paul J. Willis’s Work:
“Paul Willis’s poems give off a multifaceted, sharp-edged beauty, akin to the light that sometimes glints from the edges of leaves after rain. They look to the places where unexpected treasures lie quietly hidden – a childhood illness, a set of old wooden bleachers, a Sierra juniper’s berries – and bring that treasure richly forward, into a mature, and maturing wisdom.”
“Paul Willis possesses an uncanny ability to chart the dangers that lie within us. In these poems he writes accurately and in detail about those dangers. This book reveals how high the stakes are, how tenuous the connections that bind us. And yet in these poems Willis names—often with breathtaking beauty—what can be rescued by love, forgiveness and grace.”
Today I dug an orange tree out of the damp, black earth.
my grandfather sold his grove to make room