ëWho ever would have thought that so many sonnets could still be so much fun? From birth to death, from the self to the cosmos, Greg Williamson's energetic sequence takes us on a roller-coaster ride through the external and internal universe. Along the way he updates and invigorates the form of the sonnet itselfÖ.The poems amuse, impress, and finally dazzle us. Williamson may often seem drunk on language, but he is always sober in his thinking. Words are his materials, and he uses them like a master craftsman. Out of carbon he makes diamonds.í ó Willard Spiegelman
Greg Williamson was born in 1964 and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. He was educated at Vanderbilt, Wisconsin-Madison and Johns Hopkins Universities, and is the author of two collections of poetry, The Silent Partner (Story Line Press, 1995) and Errors in the Script (Sewanee Writers' Series/The Overlook Press, 2001). Williamson's poetry has earned him the Nathan Haskell Dole Prize, the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize, a John Atherton Fellowship, and a Whiting Award. He teaches at Johns Hopkins University, and divides his time between Baltimore, Maryland, and Duluth, Georgia.