Paul Willis

Paul Willis is a professor of English at Westmont College and a former poet laureate of Santa Barbara, California. Willis has published numerous poems in journals such as Poetry, Ascent, Wilderness, and Christian Century. His most recent collections of poetry are Say this Prayer Into the Past, Rising from the Dead, and Visiting Home. With David Starkey, he has edited In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare (University of Iowa Press, 2005). A former mountain guide in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada, he now spends his spare time rambling in the San Rafael Mountains behind his home.


Visit Paul Willis's website.

Read an interview with Willis.

Read his essay on being a writer-in-residence for North Cascades National Park.

Read Willis' poem "Assessment."


Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry