Ernest Williamson III, Ph.D.

Author's Bio

Dr. Ernest Williamson III has published creative work in over 600 journals. He has published poetry in over 200 journals, including The Oklahoma Review, The Roanoke Review, Pamplemousse, formerly known as The Gihon River Review, Westview: A Journal of Western Oklahoma , I-70 Review, Review Americana, and Pinyon Review. Some of his visual artwork has appeared in journals such as Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, The William & Mary Review, New England Review, The Tulane Review, The Madison Review, and The Penn Review. Williamson has published articles on comparative education in the academic journal Academic Exchange Extra (University of Northern Colorado), and his research has been cited in journals such as The Urban Review and The Public Purpose(American University). Many of his creative works have been published in journals representing over 80 colleges and universities around the world. Dr. Williamson's poetry has been nominated three times for the Best of the Net Anthology. For 5 years, Dr. Williamson was an Assistant Professor of English & Department Coordinator at Allen University, currently he is Assistant Director of Education Projects at Tennessee State University. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English/Creative Writing/Literature from the University of Memphis, a PhD in Higher Education Leadership, Management, & Policy from Seton Hall University, and a leadership certificate from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Williamson is also a proud member of the American Humanist Association.

Publications and Prizes

(Lulu Press, 2007)
2012 Best of Anthology, Storm Cycle
(Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2012)
, Carcinogenic Poetry Anthology
(Virgogray Press, 2010)
, Degenerates: Voices for Peace
(Weasel Press, 2015)
, The Ginosko Anthology 2
(MadHat Press, 2014)
A Little Poetry, Aaduna, Abramelin, Adagio Verse Quarterly, Anastomoo, Ancient Heart Magazine, Apeiron Review, Apostrophe, Ardent!, Ariga, Artistry of Life, Asili: The Journal of Multicultural Heartspeak, Audience, Backbone Poetry Journal, Ballard Street Poetry Journal, Bangalore Review, Barrier Islands Review, beggarsandcheeseburgers., Belle Reve Literary Journal, Bent Pin Quartely, Black Magnolias, Blinking Cursor, Bone Orchard Poetry, Boyne Berries, Canopic Jar, Caper Literary Journal, Carcinogenic Poetry, Cerebration, Chanticleer, Cherry Bleeds, Cherry Blossom, Clockwise Cat, Collaged Verse, Colorwheel, Concelebratory Shoehorn Review, Contemporary American Voices, Contemporary Literary Horizon, Contemporary Literary Review India, Copperfield Review, DaMazine, deadpaper, Decanto, Decomp, Denver Syntax, deuce coupe, East Coast Literary Review, East Jasmine Review, Edge, Ekphrastic Review, Electric Acorn, Escape Into Life, Eskimo Pie, Eunoia Review, Eviscerator Heaven, Exercise Bowler, Farmhouse Magazine, Five Fishes Journal, Foliate Oak, Front Porch Review, Full of Crow, Gihon River Review, Ginosko Literary Journal, Gloom Cupboard, Grasslimb, Harbinger Asylum, I-70 Review, In Between Hangovers, Indian Review, Indigo Rising, JMWW, Journal of Truth and Consequence, ken*again, Kritya, Kweli Journal,, Lily Lit Review, Lines + Stars, Litterbox Magazine, Little Pinkshack, Long Story Short, Lost Coast Review, Media Cake, Menagerie, 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, Penumbra, Penwood Review, Perpetual Magazine, Phenomenal Literature, Plum Ruby Review, Pocket Change, Poems Niederngasse, Poetry for the Masses, Poetry Life & Times, Poppy Road Review, portal, Prose Toad, Pulse, Quantum Poetry Magazine, Ramshackle Review, Rattlesnake Review, Raven Images, Ray's Road Review, Read This, Red Ochre Lit, Reverie: Midwest African American Literature, Review Americana, Roanoke Review, 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, SouthernHum, SP Quill, Squawk Back, St. Somewhere Journal , Steel Toe Review, Stellar Showcase, Strange Road, Subjective Substance, Subliminal Interiors, SubtleTea, Swamp Lily Review, Taj Mahal Review, Tattoo Highway, Tertulia Magazine, The Altar Collective, American Aesthetic, The Aroostook Review, The Bicycle Review, The Blue House, Commonline Journal, The Green Muse, The Houston Literary Review, The Laughing Dog, The Linnet's Wings, The Literary Yard, Maynard, Montucky Review, Ofi Press, The Persistent Mirage, The Prague Review, The Scruffy Dog Review, The Sidewalk's End, The Single Hound, The Sound of Poetry Review, The Stray Branch, The Tower Journal, The Whistling Fire, Writer's Eye, Thick With Conviction, (several poems), Torrid Literature Journal, Troubador 21, Tryst, Underground Window, Unfettered Verse, Up the Staircase, Versus, Viral Cat, Visions With Voices, Wah, Westview, whimperbang, why vandalism?, Wild Violet, Wilderness House Literary Review, Wingspan, Word Catalyst Magazine, Ya'Sou!, Yellow Chair Review, Yes, Poetry, Ygdrasil
Prizes Won: 
three Best of the Net Anthology nominations Placed 3rd in Collaged Magazine Poetry Competition associated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books: 
The Nature of Genius by Dallas Kenmare
Favorite Authors: 
Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, T.S. Eliot, & John Ashberry.

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African American
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Born in: 
DeKalb, IL
Raised in: 
Memphis, TN
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Last updated: Mar 28, 2019