Stephanie Williams

Poet and prose writer Stephanie Williams lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana; her first collection is due out this year. Her writing is one of constantly mobile portraiture which illuminates and reanimates familiar narratives by inventing new versions. From "Drunkard’s Promise": "Won’t you tell me your name?/The resolution happens every verse/and it’s not/sun setting down/on western newborn town/there’s nothing going on/to choose." Williams has done critical work on Zydeco music as an American poesy; she studied at Naropa and was the featured author in Mungo vs. Ranger #1.
October 19, 2001