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Daniel Williams

Author's Bio

I am a Sierra Nevada poet and my work appears in "Yosemite Poets: A Gathering of this Place," "150 Stories in Yosemite," and "Yosemite: The Wonder of it All." I have an MA in literature and have taught at Foothill College, Delta College and Metro State, Denver. I have poems in Yosemite's two time capsules to be opened in 2090 and 2140. I am a member of the Ina Coolbrith Circle in California. I was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Poetry by College of the Redwoods in 2015. I have a haiku engraved aboard MAVEN, the Martian explorer orbiting the red planet. I am a frequent reader on PoetsWest Thursdays, radio program on KSER-FM, Seattle, Washington.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Going Down Grand: Poems from the Canyon (Lithic Press, 2016)
Anthologies:
No, Achilles (WaterWood Press, 2015), Tree Magic (SunShine Press Publications, 2005), The Pagan's Muse: Words of Ritual, Invocation and Inspiration (Citadel Press, 2003)
Journals:
A Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare, Art/Life Limited Editions, Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems, Colere, Common Ground Review, Connecticut River Review, Drash, Heartlodge, Hot Air Quarterly, Into the Teeth of the Wind, Kerf, Manzanita Quarterly, Minnetonka Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Off the Coast, Oracle: The Brewton-Parker College Review, Oyez Review, Poets West, Rattlesnake Review, Raven Chronicles, Red Booth Review, Rockhurst Review, Slant: A Journal of Poetry, Song of the San Joaquin, Spillway, Steam Ticket, Tapestries, Terminus, The Deronda Review, The Great American Poetry Show, The Muse, Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature, Word Wrights, Written River
Prizes:
I was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry by the College of Redwoods in 2015.

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Huckleberry Finn Ariel The Collected Works of Shakespeare The Collected Poems of Ken Patchen
Favorite Authors:
Mark Twain Sylvia Plath William Shakespeare Kenneth Patchen

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: August 26, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian, Welsh American
Prefers to work with:
Naturalists/Environmentalists, Teachers
Born in:
Stockton, CA
Raised in:
Stockton, CA

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