echoes of flight – haiku and senryu
(Ginninderra Press 2018)
Jane Williams’ first collection of haiku delights with all the insight and generosity that her readers admire in her longer works of poetry. In distillations that are alive to the small and fleeting moments of life and the echoes they ring in the heart, Echoes of Flight is joyous and life-affirming and a welcome addition to Australian haiku literature. – Lyn Reeves, Vice President, Australian Haiku Society.
Echoes of Flight is a wonderful treasure box of haiku moments experienced through finely tuned poetic senses. These moments are captured in crisp detail, displaying a profound reverence for the world in which the poet so keenly observes. We are richer for seeing things as Jane Williams does. – Ron C. Moss, author of the award winning haiku collection The Bone Carver.
Parts of the Main – poems
(Ginninderra Press 2017)
Jane Williams’s Parts of the Main is her chemistry, abuzz in a murmuration of organic electrons that at once forms memory, then problems of translation – not solely of words, but in comprehending our modernity. These shape-shifting poems are an assignation of author to grace – with it, with her, we travel to Europe, her youth, to longings of elsewhere and an ever developing raison d’être.
Kent MacCarter – Author, Managing Editor Cordite Poetry Review
Jane Williams is a poet who leans out of the frame, who turns your ear if not your head. In Parts of the Main we are caught – sometimes caught out – by her ‘days of blue and banter’, ‘eyeball spoils of war,’ trees ‘falling like the bones of oracles.’ She writes the tender, the vulnerable, the unshowable. Sometimes there is a touch of the brogue. Jane Williams answers the question: ‘Will poetry be enough?’ Convincingly.
Lizz Murphy – Author, Poetry Editor The Canberra Times