Phillip B. Williams


Chicago, IL 60651

Publications & Prizes

Frequencies (YesYes Books, 2013)
Bruised Gospels (Arts in Bloom Project, Inc., 2011)
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Columbia Poetry Review
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Kenyon Review Online
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Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations
Meridians Feminism, Race, Transnationalism
Nashville Review
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The Drunken Boat
The Splinter Generation
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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, The Category of Outcast by CJ Evans, Pastoral by Carl Phillips, Green Squall by Jay Hopler, Slow Dance With Trip Wire by Camille Rankine

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Identifies as: 
African American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, LGBTQ, Homelessness, Illness/Wellness, Disability, Incarcerated individuals, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
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Chicago, IL
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Last update: Jul 13, 2017