win out against a hemisphere of shadows.
—Inferno, Dante (tr. by Allen Mandelbaum)
Lisa Williams is the author of Gazelle in the House (New Issues, 2014), Woman Reading to the Sea (W.W. Norton, 2008), winner of the 2007 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and The Hammered Dulcimer (Utah State University, 1998). Her poems also appeared in Best American Erotic Poems...