August 3, 2018KR Podcast

KR Podcast with Phillip B. Williams

Phillip B. Williams speaks with KR Editor at Large Andrew Grace about poetry vs. capitalism, poets vs. celebrities, and why he is not writing any poems in 2018.

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 chapbooks Bruised Gospels (Arts in Bloom Inc., 2011), Burn (YesYes Books, 2013), and Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books, 2016), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Kenyon Review Online, Southern Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, West Branch, Blackbird, and others. Williams is a Cave Canem graduate and the poetry editor of the online journal Vinyl Poetry. He is the recipient of a Whiting Award and teaches at Bennington College.

Andrew Grace is an Editor at Large for the Kenyon Review. He is the author of three books of poems and his work has appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, and the Boston Review among other journals. He teaches at Kenyon College.

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