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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Phillip B. Williams  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1986 in Chicago, Illinois

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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.


'Thief in the Interior ' Finalist, NAACP Image Award, 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award, 2017

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ISBN: 1937420736. OCLC Number: 880974097

Sibling Rivalry Press,. .

Poems and conversations by men in the black, queer literary community, sparked into existence by a Best American Poetry blog from Jericho Brown in which he singled out some of the most exciting young, black, and gay men writing today ... features poems by and dialogue between poets Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Saeed Jones, Rickey Laurentiis, Phillip B. Williams, and L. Lamar Wilson.

Thief in the interior /
ISBN: 1938584171. OCLC Number: 903436605

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