Phillip B. Williams

Chicago, IL 60651

Publications and Prizes

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
Bruised Gospels
(Arts in Bloom Project, Inc., 2011)
, Frequencies
(YesYes Books, 2013)
Prizes Won: 
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

More Information

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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
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Chicago, IL
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Last updated: Jul 13, 2017