Dr. Ernest Williamson III has published poetry and visual art in over 500 national and international online and print journals. Professor Williamson has published poetry in journals such as The Oklahoma Review, Review Americana:A Creative Writing Journal, and The Copperfield Review. Some of his visual artwork has appeared in journals such as The Columbia Review, The GW Review, and Fiction Fix. Many of his works have been published in journals representing over 50 colleges and universities around the world. Dr. Williamson is an Assistant Professor of English at Allen University, self-taught pianist, editor, poet, singer, composer, social scientist, private tutor, and a self-taught painter. His poetry has been nominated three times for the Best of the Net Anthology. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English/Creative Writing/Literature from the University of Memphis and a PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Seton Hall University.Prof. Williamson is also a chess master with a rating of 2223 and currently he is the Visual Arts Editor for VerseJunkies Magazine.
Publications and Prizes
Sword (Lulu Press, 2007)
The Ginosko Anthology 2 (MadHat Press, 2014), 2012 Best of Anthology, Storm Cycle (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2012), Carcinogenic Poetry Anthology (Virgogray Press, 2010)
A Little Poetry, aaduna, Abramelin, Adagio Verse Quarterly, Anastomoo, Ancient Heart Magazine, Apeiron Review, Apostrophe, Ariga, Artistry of Life, Audience, Backbone, Ballard Street Poetry Journal, Barrier Islands Review, beggarsandcheeseburgers., Bent Pin Quartely, Boyne Berries, Canopic Jar, Caper Literary Journal, Carcinogenic Poetry, Cerebration, Chanticleer, Cherry Bleeds, Cherry Blossom, Clockwise Cat, Collaged, Colorwheel, Concelebratory Shoehorn Review, Contemporary American Voices, Contemporary Literary Horizon, Copperfield Review, DaMazine, deadpaper, Decanto, decomP, Denver Syntax, deuce coupe, Edge, Electric Acorn, Escape Into Life, Eskimo Pie, Eunoia, Eviscerator Heaven, Exercise Bowler, Farmhouse Magazine, Five Fishes Journal, Foliate Oak, Front Porch Review, Full of Crow, Ginosko Literary Journal, Grasslimb, Harbinger Asylum, In Between Hangovers, jmww, Journal of Truth and Consequence, ken*again, Kritya, Kweli Journal, Languageandculture.net, Lily Lit Review, Lines & Stars, Litterbox Magazine, Little Pinkshack, Long Story Short, Media Cake, Message in a Bottle, Metazen, Milk Sugar, Mississippi Crow Magazine, Mnemosyne, Monongahela Review, Munyori Poetry Journal, Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, Muse Apprentice Guild, Mythium Literary Journal, Neonbeam Magazine, New Mirage Journal, New Works Review, Niederngasse, nimble, Oklahoma Review, Pen Himalaya, Pens On Fire, Penwood Review, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry for the Masses, Prose Toad, Quantum Poetry Magazine, Ramshackle Review, Rattlesnake Review, Read This, Red Ochre Lit, Reverie: Midwest African American Literature, Review Americana, Rose and Thorn, Rumble, Sage Trail Poetry Magazine, Scythe, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Shoots and Vines, Skyline Magazine, Snow Monkey, Soanyway, Soul Fountain, Soundzine, South Jersey Underground, Southern Hum, SouthernHum, SP Quill, St. Somewhere Journal , Steel Toe Review, Stellar Showcase, Strange Road, Subjective Substance, Subliminal Interiors, Taj Mahal Review, Tattoo Highway, Tertulia Magazine, The American Aesthetic, The Aroostook Review, The Blue House, The Commonline Journal, The Green Muse, The Houston Literary Review, The Laughing Dog, The Linnet's Wings, The Maynard, The Montucky Review, The Ofi Press, The Prague Review, The Sidewalk's End, The Sound of Poetry Review, The Stray Branch, The Tower Journal, The Whistling Fire, The Writer's Eye, Thick With Conviction, Timbooktu.com (several poems), Torrid Literature Journal, Tryst, Underground Window, Unfettered Verse, Versus, Viral Cat, Wah, Whimperbang, why vandalism?, Wild Violet, Wilderness House Literary Review, Wingspan, Word Catalyst Magazine, Ya'Sou!, Yes, Poetry
three Best of the Net Anthology nominations
Placed 3rd in Collaged Magazine Poetry Competition associated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill