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Derek Williams

Author's Bio

A student of America’s shorthand history, Derek JG Williams grew up studying comic books and the backs of baseball cards. His writing has been featured at venues throughout the country and been published widely both in print and on the web. He's currently an MFA candidate at UMass, Boston.

Publications and Prizes

Best New Poets 2013 Anthology (University of Virginia Press, 2013)
Amethyst Arsenic, Bellingham Review, Cutbank, H_NGM_N, Knockout Literary Magazine, Lumina, Main Street Rag, Nailed Magazine, New Ohio Review, OVS Magazine, Palooka, Prairie Schooner, Radius, Redivider, RHINO, Salamander, Spoon River Poetry Review, Spoonful, The Cortland Review, The Inman Review, The November 3rd Club, The Quotable, Union Station Magazine, White Whale Review
Breakwater Reading Series @ Brookline Booksmith (2014), Mr. Hip Reading Series @ UForge Gallery (2014), OVS Magazine AWP Reading @ Berkley College (2013), Danny's Tavern (2012), Lorem Ipsum Books (2012), The Marliave (2012), Blue (2011), Emerson College (2011), Lily Pad (2011), Midway Cafe (2011), Brandeis University (2010), Cantab Lounge (2010), Outpost 186 (2010), Ralph's Rock Diner (2010), The Stone Church (2010), Nuyorican Poets Café (2009), Second Sunday Reading Series @ Eastern Point Lit House ()
* Semi-finalist, 2014 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest * Finalist, 2013 Organic Weapons Arts David Blair Memorial Chapbook Prize * Runner-up, 2012 International Reginald Shepherd Memorial Poetry Prize *

Derek Williams Resume

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Listing last updated: October 15, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
English American
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Born in:
New Britain, CT
Raised in:
Bristol, CT

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