Getting to Gardisky Lake: Poems by Paul J. Willis
Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2016. $17.00
The poems in Getting to Gardisky Lake are remarkable in their amplitude and reach. Here, ranging between parking lots and high meadows, vaulting decades, naming names, are all the pleasures of Willis’s nimble wit, fresh metaphors, and weather eye for the sacred in the commonplace. – Catherine Abbey Hodges.
Paul J. Willis is professor of English at Westmont College, and a former Poet Lauriate of Santa Barbara.