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 Review, Ygdrasil: A Journal Of The Poetic Arts, Poetry Life and Times (UK), The Aroostook Review, The Altar Collective, The Copperfield Review, The Maynard (Canada), The Ekphrastic Review, Decanto (UK), Westview: A Journal of Western Oklahoma, I-70 Review, Ginosko, Apeiron Review, Review Americana, The Rose & Thorn, Tryst, Pinyon Review, The Monogahela Review, The Penwood Review, The Indian Review, The Bombay Review, The Bangalore Review, Ramshackle Review, The Houston Literary Review, Ray's Road Review, Prairie Wolf Press Review, 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, Tupelo Quarterly, Madison Review, Fourteen Hills, West Trade Review, The Portland Review, The Columbia Review, The Penn Review, Spectrum (UCSB), The Journal (Ohio State University), 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). 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 is a member of the IHIQS and the American Humanist Association.

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: May 31, 2020