Poet Greg Williamson is from Nashville, Tennessee. He was educated at Vanderbilt University, The University of Wisconsin at Madison, and The Johns Hopkins University, where he currently teaches in The Writing Seminars.
His first book, The Silent Partner, won the 1995 Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize from Story Line Press. His second book, Errors in the Script (Overlook Press), was a runner-up for the NYC Poet’s Prize, and earned him enthusiastic praise for the invention of a series of poems called “Double Exposures.”
His third book, A Most Marvelous Piece of Luck, a collection of sonnets, was released in 2008 by Waywiser Press. It received ebullient reviews from The New York Review of Books, The Yale Review, and The Times Literary Supplement, among others.
His most recent book, The Hole Story of Kirby the Sneak and Arlo the True, illustrated by Brian Bowes, is a children’s book for adults. It’s about two dogs: a border collie intrigued by his Scottish ancestry, and a redbone coonhound, whose great-great-great-great-great-great grandaddy saved Abraham Lincoln…and maybe a nation.
Awards & Publications
Greg has received:
- An Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
- The Whiting Award
- The Nathan Haskell Dole Prize
- A Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
- A John Atherton Fellowship
His poetry has been published in over 50 periodicals, including The Paris Review, The Yale Review, The New Criterion, The Southwest Review, The Formalist, 32 Poems, Able Muse, Smartish Pace, Sonnets, Unsplendid, Crab Orchard Review, and others. His poems have also appeared in several anthologies, including The Norton Anthology of Poetry, The New Young American Poets, Rebel Angels. He is poetry editor for The Sewanee Theological Review and Associate Editor at Waywiser Press.