Capable of ruminating with grace and flair on such diverse personalities as Isaac Newton and Elvis Presley, Williams moves confidently between the metaphysical and the modern, combining a delight in abstract ideas with sensuous physicality. This new collection proves the early promise of her first book, Flotsam, published when the author was just nineteen.
"Wild Blue, the second book from Frances Williams is... a rewarding read. Poets choose how their books are laid out, in what order, what span even. So Williams has chosen the first poem in the book well. 'Descent' is evocatively descriptive of a plane journey over Australia, the scale of the world as seen from above objectifying the land below and leading the reader... on a journey of discovery of Williams' world. ... Williams' understated style and deft use of language is refreshingly stimulating, her range of subjects wide and unguessable. Excellent."
"She is adept at measuring metre. Has the valuable ability to keep emotions perfectly controlled.... Williams' box has more treasures than Pandora's. Not least her sensual poems."
Frances Williams was born in Bridgend in 1968, She received a BA in Fine Art from Liverpool University and MA in Sculpture from Chelsea College, London. Her poetry has appeared in various magazines including Ambit, Planet, Poetry Ireland Review and Poetry Wales (for whom she was a regular columnist). Flotsam, her first book, was published when Frances was nineteen. Her reviews and articles have appeared in The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday and Time Out. She currently works as a freelance writer and editor in London.