Phillip B. Williams

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General Information

Name: Phillip B. Williams

Pen Name: None

Genres: Poetry

Born: 1986 in Chicago, Illinois


Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Williams is a Chicago native.

Biographical and Professional Information

Phillip B. Williams received his MFA in Writing as a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow at the Washington University in St. Louis. He is a Cave Canem graduate. He is the author of the chapbooks Bruised Gospels (2011), and Burn (2013). His poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Kenyon Review Online, Poetry, The Southern Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, West Branch, Blackbird and many others.

One of the recipients of the 2017 Whiting Award, Williams has also received scholarships from Bread Loaf Writers Conference and a 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. He is the co-editor-in-chief of the online journal Vinyl. A visiting professor in English at Bennington College, he currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

Published Works

  • Prime: Poetry & Conversation, Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014 - written with L. Lamar Wilson, Rickey Laurentiis, Darrel Alejandro Holnes and Saeed Jones
  • Thief in the Interior, Alice James Books, 2016

Titles at Your Library

Thief in the Interior

ISBN: 1938584171
Release Date: 2016-01-12

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Literary Awards

Thief in the Interior

  • Finalist, NAACP Image Award, 2017
  • Kate Tufts Discovery Award, 2017

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Phillip B. Williams on WorldCat


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