Derek Williams

Boston, MA

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, Gargoyle Magazine, H_NGM_N, Knockout Literary Magazine, Lumina, Main Street Rag, Nailed Magazine, New Ohio Review, OVS Magazine, Palooka, Plume, 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, Word Riot
, Brandeis University
, Breakwater Reading Series @ Brookline Booksmith
, Brockton Poetry Series @ Fuller Craft Museum, Cantab Lounge
, Danny's Tavern
, Emerson College
, Lily Pad
, Lorem Ipsum Books
, Midway Cafe
, Mr. Hip Reading Series @ UForge Gallery
, Nuyorican Poets Café
, Outpost 186
, OVS Magazine AWP Reading @ Berkley College
, Ralph's Rock Diner
, Second Sunday Reading Series @ Eastern Point Lit House, The Marliave
, The Stone Church
Prizes Won: 
Finalist, 2015 RHINO Editor’s Prize * Nomination 2014, Best of the Net, The Cortland Review * Semi-finalist, 2014 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest * Nomination, Best New Poets 2013, Bellingham Review * Finalist, 2013 Organic Weapons Arts David Blair Memorial Chapbook Prize * Runner-up, 2012 International Reginald Shepherd Memorial Poetry Prize *

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
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Identifies as: 
English American
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Born in: 
New Britain
Raised in: 
Bristol, CT
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Last updated: Aug 09, 2015