Willis' poetry is somber, fragmentary, full of pain and cultural forgetting,
and yet shimmers with flashes of great wit and beauty. She is the author
of two books of poems- Second Law (1993), and The Human Abstract
(1995) along with the chapbooks A/O (1991) and A Maiden (1993).
Her work has been anthologized in the Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative
North American Poetry, and she won the National Poetry Series in 1994. She
holds a Ph.D. from the Poetics Program at SUNY at Buffalo, and now-hurray!-lives
in Santa Cruz.
April 19, 1997