Dare Williams


Author's Bio


Dare Williams (he/they) is a Queer HIV-positive poet, artist, rooted in Southern California. A 2019 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow, he has received support/fellowships for his work from John Ashbury Home School, The Frost Place, Breadloaf and Tin House. He was the co-curator of the West Hollywood Literature Festival 2021. Dare’s poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and Best American Poets 2021. His work has been anthologized in Redshift 5 by Arroyo Secco Press and is featured in THRUSH, The Shore, Exposition Review, Night Heron Barks, West Trade Review, and elsewhere. He is at work on his debut poetry collection.

Publications & Prizes

Altadena Poetry Review
Bending Genres
Cultural Weekly
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Limp Wrist
Night Heron Barks
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Pen America Emerging Voices 2019

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Last update: Feb 24, 2022