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Phillip B. Williams

Publications and Prizes

Frequencies (YesYes Books, 2013), Bruised Gospels (Arts in Bloom Project, Inc., 2011)
Blackbird, Bloom, Boxcar Poetry Review, Callaloo, Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, Hunger Mountain, Kenyon Review Online, Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations, Meridians Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, Nashville Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Sou'wester, Southern Indiana Review, The Drunken Boat, The Los Angeles Review, The Paris-American, The Southern Review, The Splinter Generation, Tidal Basin Review, Vinyl Poetry, West Branch
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference – Social Staff Scholarship (2012) “Best of the Net” finalist for poem “The Theory of Moths” (2012) Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference – Work Study Scholarship (2011) Cave Canem Fellowship (2008, 2009, 2011) Inaugural BLOOM Chapbook Award in Poetry (2010) Tidal Basin Review Literary Contest, poetry runner-up (2010) International Reginald Shepherd Memorial Poetry Prize, semi-finalist, Knockout Literary Magazine (2009)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Litany for the City by Ryan Teitman, The Category of Outcast by CJ Evans, Pastoral by Carl Phillips, Green Squall by Jay Hopler, Slow Dance With Trip Wire by Camille Rankine
Favorite Books:
Mary Cornish - "Red Studio" Camille Rankine - "Slow Dance with Trip Wire" Claudia Rankine - "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" Carl Phillips - "Speak Low", "The Tether", "The Rest of Love", "From the Devotions", "Cortege" Natasha Trethewey - "Native Guard" Brigit Pegeen Kelly - "The Orchard", "Song" Dawn Lundy Martin - "A Gathering of Matter, a Matter of Gathering" Ellen Bryant Voigt - "Shadow of Heaven" Toni Morrison - "Beloved", "Song of Solomon"
Favorite Authors:
Sonia Sanchez, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Carl Phillips, Natasha Trethewey, Khadijah Queen, Hart Crane, George Oppen, Larry Levis, Toni Morrison, Zadie Smith, Lucille Clifton

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Listing last updated: June 2, 2013

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Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
African American
Prefers to work with:
Adults, At Risk Youth, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Homeless people, Hospital patients, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
Fluent in:
Born in:
Chicago, IL
Raised in:
Chicago, IL

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