Phillip B. Williams

Chicago, IL 60651

Publications and Prizes

Journals: 
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
Chapbook: 
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
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The Category of Outcast by CJ Evans
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Pastoral by Carl Phillips
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Green Squall by Jay Hopler
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Slow Dance With Trip Wire by Camille Rankine

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
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: 
English
Born in: 
Chicago
Raised in: 
Chicago, IL
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Last updated: Jul 13, 2017