Ernest Williamson III, Ph.D.

Poet

Nashville, TN
Phone: 
901-830-7854

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, The Prague Daily Monitor, Ginosko Literary Journal, The Cannon's Mouth (UK), Ygdrasil: A Journal Of The Poetic Arts, Pamplemousse (formerly known as the Gihon River Review), Poetry Life and Times (UK), Aleola Journal of Poetry and Art, Caper Journal, Abramelin: A Journal of Fine Poetry, The Montucky Review, Denver Syntax, Versus Literary Journal, New Works Review, Penumbra Literary and Art Journal, Subliminal Interiors, Critiphoria: A Journal of Poetry and Criticism, Barrier Islands Review, The Whistling Fire, East Coast Literary Review, The Aroostook Review, Grasslimb Journal of Art and Literature, Rose & Thorn Journal, Adagio Verse Quarterly, The Literary Yard, G Twenty Two Literary Journal, The Literary Nest, Swamp Lily Review, Rollick Magazine, The Stray Branch: A Literary Publication of  Poetry, Fiction, Art,  and Photography, The Cherry Blossom Review, Canopic Jar, Plum Ruby Review, The Altar Collective, Semaphore Magazine, The Copperfield Review, The Maynard (Canada), Scythe Literary Journal, Journal of Truth and Consequence, Lines and Stars: A Journal of Poetry & Short Prose, The Ekphrastic Review, Decanto (UK), Westview: A Journal of Western Oklahoma, I-70 Review, The American Aesthetic: A Journal of English Language Poetry, Tertulia Magazine, GTK Creative Journal, Steel Toe Review: A Journal of Southern Arts & Letters, The Penwood Review, The Indian Review, The Tower Journal, The Bombay Review, The Bangalore Review, Ramshackle Review, The Monongahela Review, The Houston Literary Review, Ray's Road Review, Prairie Wolf Press Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, El Portal (ENMU), The Critical Pass Review, Tryst, Yellow Chair Review, East Jasmine Review, Piedmont Journal of Poetry and Fiction, Yellow Medicine Review, and The Ballard Street Poetry Journal. Some of his visual artwork has appeared in journals such as New England Review,  Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, The William & Mary Review, The Wisconsin Review, The Tulane Review, The Manhattanville Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Madison Review, Fourteen Hills, Switchback Jornal (USF), West Trade Review, The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review (JHU), Owen Wister Review (UWYO), East Iowa Review, Inscape Journal (BYU), The Portland Review, Packingtown Review, Haverthorn (UK),  Tule Review, The Columbia Review, The Penn Review, Spectrum (UCSB), Redivider: A Literary Journal of Emerson College, The Journal (Ohio State University), Black Market Review (UK), Dislocate (UMN), The Emerson Review, Two Cities Review,  Kudzu Review, Rathalla Review,  Rio Grande Review, Red Savina Review, The Rappahonnack Review, Beechwood Review, New Plains Review, Pennsylvania English, New Delta Review (LSU), Willard & Maple, Cura: A Literary  Magazine of Art and Action (Fordham University), The Brookyln Review, and Kaltblut Magazine (Germany). 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). He has taught at the college level for over thirteen years with six different colleges and universities including Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey City University, and Nyack College. Williamson, a graduate of CBHS, is also a self-taught pianist and composer. His piano composition, Struggle For Peace (Parts I-III), was published in Georgia College's Literary Journal, The Peacock's Feet in  2014. 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. In 2012, famed theatre director and multiple Moliere award winner, Irina Brook, praised Dr. Williamson's creative work and called him "an amazing Renaissance man".Williamson was admitted to Drew University’s Doctor of Letters program in literary studies in 2012, but did not enroll. In 2013, he was offered a Professorship. 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. in English (creative writing concentration) and an M.A. in English Literature, both from the University of Memphis. Williamson also earned a Ph.D in Higher Education Leadership, Management, & Policy from Seton Hall University, and a leadership certificate from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Williamson, a member of the IHIQS and the American Humanist Association, is diligently working (some have been completed) on the following projects: 

(Books) 

America's Fascination with Race & Racism

Allegories of American Decadence

Words & Images (Volumes I-V),  (Poetry)

What Coronavirus Was and Was Not: Understanding the Dangers of Fallacy and Propaganda   

Preservation, Restoration, and Mass Codification: What America Means, Deserves, and Reveals

There are No Schools and There Is No Education:  America's Delusional Bastion of Academic Prominence 

Bombs Bursting In Air:  How and Why Radical Liberalism Welcomes Nuclear War

Mantras of Desperation: Defying Democracy and Redefining Liberalism in 21st Century America

What Did The "Little Einsteins" Do To You?  Why Giftedness Is Not a Bad Word and How Educational Egalitarianism Threatens Us All

(Articles)

The Miller Analogies Test, In Defense of Cultural Literacy: Who Knows What and Why It Matters; 

Rethinking Academic Disidentification: Reframing Connections between Perception and Achievement

The Art of Tacit Connotations: What Emily Dickinson Says and Doesn't Say

 Poetry is About Your Future:  Derek Walcott's Prophetic Aesthetic 

(Classical Piano Albums) 

The Culmination, 

Fall of Paris, 

With Flowers, With Love.

Please contact Dr. Williamson for anticipated release dates of these projects.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Degenerates: Voices for Peace (Weasel Press, 2015)
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The Ginosko Anthology 2 (MadHat Press, 2014)
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2012 Best of Anthology, Storm Cycle (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2012)
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Carcinogenic Poetry Anthology (Virgogray Press, 2010)
Journals:
A Little Poetry
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Adagio Verse Quarterly
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Anastomoo
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Ancient Heart Magazine
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Apostrophe
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Ardent!
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Ariga
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Artistry of Life
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Asili: The Journal of Multicultural Heartspeak
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Audience
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Backbone
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Ballard Street Poetry Journal
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Barrier Islands Review
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beggars & cheeseburgers
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Belle Reve Literary Journal
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Bent Pin Quartely
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Black Magnolias
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Blinking Cursor
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Bone Orchard Poetry
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Boyne Berries
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Canopic Jar
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Caper Literary Journal
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Cerebration
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Chanticleer
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Cherry Bleeds
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Cherry Blossom
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Collaged Verse
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Colorwheel
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Concelebratory Shoehorn Review
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Contemporary American Voices
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Contemporary Literary Horizon
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Contemporary Literary Review India
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Copperfield Review
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DaMazine
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deadpaper
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Decanto
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Denver Syntax
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deuce coupe
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East Coast Literary Review
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East Jasmine Review
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Edge
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Electric Acorn
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Escape Into Life
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Eskimo Pie
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Eviscerator Heaven
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Exercise Bowler
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Farmhouse Magazine
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Five Fishes Journal
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Front Porch Review
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Full of Crow
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Gihon River Review
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Gloom Cupboard
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Grasslimb
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In Between Hangovers
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Indigo Rising
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Journal of Truth and Consequence
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ken*again
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Kritya
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Languageandculture.net
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Lily Lit Review
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Litterbox Magazine
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Little Pinkshack
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Long Story Short
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Lost Coast Review
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Media Cake
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Menagerie
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Message in a Bottle
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Metazen
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Milk Sugar
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Mississippi Crow Magazine
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Mnemosyne
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Monongahela Review
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Munyori Poetry Journal
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Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal
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Muse Apprentice Guild
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Mythium Literary Journal
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Neonbeam Magazine
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New Works Review
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Niederngasse
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nimble
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Oklahoma Review
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Pen Himalaya
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Pens On Fire
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Penumbra
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Penwood Review
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Perpetual Magazine
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Phenomenal Literature
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Plum Ruby Review
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Pocket Change
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Poems Niederngasse
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Poetry for the Masses
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Poetry Life & Times
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Poppy Road Review
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portal
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Prose Toad
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Pulse
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Quantum Poetry Magazine
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Ramshackle Review
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Rattlesnake Review
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Raven Images
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Ray's Road Review
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Read This
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Red Ochre Lit
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Reverie: Midwest African American Literature
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Review Americana
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Rose and Thorn
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Rumble
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Sage Trail Poetry Magazine
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Scythe
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Sentinel Literary Quarterly
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Shoots and Vines
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Skyline Magazine
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Snow Monkey
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Soanyway
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Soul Fountain
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Soundzine
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South Jersey Underground
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SouthernHum
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SP Quill
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Squawk Back
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St. Somewhere Journal
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Stellar Showcase
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Strange Road
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Subjective Substance
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Subliminal Interiors
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SubtleTea
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Swamp Lily Review
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Tattoo Highway
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Tertulia Magazine
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The Altar Collective
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The Aroostook Review
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The Bicycle Review
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The Blue House
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The Bombay Review
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The Green Muse
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The Houston Literary Review
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The Laughing Dog
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The Linnet's Wings
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The Literary Yard
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The Persistent Mirage
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The Prague Review
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The Scruffy Dog Review
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The Sidewalk's End
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The Single Hound
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The Sound of Poetry Review
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The Stray Branch
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The Tower Journal
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The Whistling Fire
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The Writer's Eye
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Thick With Conviction
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Timbooktu.com (several poems)
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Troubador 21
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Tryst
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Underground Window
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Unfettered Verse
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Versus
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Viral Cat
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Wah
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Westview
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why vandalism?
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Wild Violet
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Wingspan
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Word Catalyst Magazine
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Ya'Sou!
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Yellow Chair Review
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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 authors: 
Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, T.S. Eliot, John Ashberry, Derek Walcott, Emily Dickinson,
What I'm reading now: 
The Nature of Genius by Dallas Kenmare

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Mixed Race
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
DeKalb, IL
Illinois
Raised in: 
Memphis, TN
Tennessee
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Last update: Aug 27, 2020