Paul J. Willis has just completed his term as Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, California, where he lives and is a Professor of English at Westmount College. A dominant influence on his life and writing has been being a mountaineer. He grew up in Oregon, close to the Cascade Mountains. His love of nature, and of the most pristine places on the continent becomes evident in each of his three poetry collections.
Sofia M. Starnes has said, “When Paul Willis writes, ‘the confused but steady luster of dawn, /clear skies born from gasp of night, /the breathless story’, he encapsulates the faith and beauty of his new collection.”
To purchase Say This Prayer Into The Past visit: Wipf & Stock.