Derek Williams

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

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 & Prizes

Poetry

Anthology:
Best New Poets 2013 Anthology (University of Virginia Press, 2013)
Journals:
Amethyst Arsenic
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H_NGM_N
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Knockout Literary Magazine
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OVS Magazine
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Spoon River Poetry Review
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Spoonful
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The Inman Review
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The November 3rd Club
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Union Station Magazine
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Word Riot

Spoken Word

Performances:
Breakwater Reading Series @ Brookline Booksmith (2014)
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Mr. Hip Reading Series @ UForge Gallery (2014)
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OVS Magazine AWP Reading @ Berkley College (2013)
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Danny's Tavern (2012)
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Lorem Ipsum Books (2012)
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The Marliave (2012)
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Blue (2011)
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Emerson College (2011)
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Lily Pad (2011)
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Midway Cafe (2011)
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Brandeis University (2010)
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Cantab Lounge (2010)
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Outpost 186 (2010)
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Ralph's Rock Diner (2010)
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The Stone Church (2010)
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Nuyorican Poets Café (2009)
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Brockton Poetry Series @ Fuller Craft Museum ()
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Second Sunday Reading Series @ Eastern Point Lit House ()
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

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
English American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
New Britain
Raised in: 
Bristol, CT
Connecticut
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Last update: Aug 09, 2015