Sherley Anne Williams first book of honest poetry
The Peacock Poems, Sherley Anne Williams' first book of poetry, was nominated for a National Book Award. A former senior Fulbright lecturer at the University of Ghana and visiting professor at the University of Southern California and Cornell University, Williams is professor of literature at the University of California at San Diego. She had received an Emmy Award for a television performance of her poetry. She is advisory editor of Callaloo and Langston Hughes Review. Williams was graduated from California State University (B.A. 1966) and Brown University (M.A. 1972). Her home is in San Diego.
"Here is a craftswoman of chiselled strength, of total honesty, an orchestrator; she has the language and idiom command of Bessie Smith, a literate humane singer."~Michael Harper