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Episode 33: Phillip B. Williams

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Episode Summary

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson reads Phillip B. Williams' poem "Final Poem for My Father Misnamed In My Mouth."

Participant(s) Bio

Phillip B. Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois, and earned his MFA from Washington University, where he was a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow. He is the author of the poetry collection Thief in the Interior (2016), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a Lambda Literary Award, as well as the chapbooks, Burn (2013) and Bruised Gospels (2011).

A Cave Canem graduate, Williams is the recipient of a Whiting Award and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship. He is coeditor of the online journal Vinyl and teaches at Bennington College.

Source: Poetry Foundation