but conducting research for a book of poetry. Personals is a slim volume about the intersection of romance and technology, of loneliness and connection, about people reaching out, hoping someone reaches back. The book, released last fall by small Calgary publisher Freehand Books, is nominated for Canada's most lucrative literary award, the Griffin Poetry Prize, the winner of which will be announced on Thursday. I suggest to Williams that the book serves as a personal ad, of sorts, for the relatively unknown 33-year-old Brampton poet and short story writer.
"Lonely poet seeking lonely reader," he laughs.
from National Post: Ian Williams: Poet seeking reader