Tyrone Williams                      513-231-1912

1341 Tallberry Drive                 suspend@earthlink.net

Cincinnati Ohio 45230                Williamt@xavier.edu

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Books:     washpark (collaborative poems with Pat Clifford) (delete press, 2020)

               As Iz (Omnidawn, 2018)

               Howell (Atelos Books, 2011)

               The Adventures of Pi (Dos Madres Press, 2011)

               “the Hero Project of the Century” (The Backwaters Press, 2009)

               On Spec (Omnidawn Publishing, 2008)

               c.c. (Krupskaya Press, 2002)

Chapbooks: Between Red and Green: Narrative of the Black Brigade (Dos Madres Books, 2016)

                   Red Between Green (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo-Labs, 2014)       

                   Pink Tie (Hooke Press, 2011)

                   Musique Noir (Overhere Press, 2006)

                   Futures, Elections (Dos Madres Press, 2004)

                   AAB (Slack Buddha Press, 2004)

                   Convalescence (Ridgeway Press, 1987; 1989; 1995)

 

Art Book:  Trump l’oeil (Hostile Books, 2017)

 

Editor:    Co-Editor, Inciting Poetics (University of New Mexico Press, 2019)

               Co-Editor, Home Words: Writings by Homeless People and those on the edge, Greater Cincinnati

               Coalition for the Homeless, 1993

 

Selected

Magazines: Lana Turner, The Nation, Damn the Caesars, Smartish Pace, MOCAD, Combo, Cincinnati Poetry                        Review, Chicago Review, xcp: cross-cultural poetics, mark(s), Kiosk, Callaloo, Hambone, West                          Coast Line, Denver Quarterly, The Kenyon Review, Colorado Review, River Styx, First Intensity,                        Caliban, Nocturnes, Model Homes, The Cultural Society

 

Selected

Anthologies: Best American Experimental Writing, What I Say, Rainbow Darkness: An Anthology of African

                     American Poetry, Great American Prose Poems: From Poe To The Present, Abandon Automobile 

 

Selected

Readings:    Mills College, Oakland, California, Jan. 2012

                   University of Wisconsin, Madison, Oct. 28 2010

                   Poet’s House, New York, N.Y., October 1 2010

                   Rust Belt Books, Buffalo, New York, January 23, 2009

                   Moe’s Bookstore, Berkeley, California, October 21, 2008

                   Kootenay School of Writing, Vancouver, British Columbia, August 24, 2008

                   Bowery Poetry Club, New York, December 1, 2007

                   St. Mark’s Poetry Project, New York, November 27, 2006

                   New Yipes, Oakland, California, October 29, 2006

                   Holloway Reading Series, University of California, Berkeley, March 2, 2004

                   Chicago Poetry Project, Harold Washington Library, Chicago, Illinois, November 1, 2003

                   Segue Reading Series, Bowery Poetry Club, New York, N.Y., May 24 2003

                   Small Press Literary Arts Center-CCAC, San Francisco, California, October 25 2002

                   St. Mark's Poetry Project, New York, April, 26 1989

                   LINES Open Field Series, Detroit Institute Of The Arts, January 25 1987

 

Community/

Education

Workshops:     President, Board of Trustees, INKTank, 2004-10

                       “Responsible Writing: A Workshop,” Burning Word Poetry Festival, Whidbey Island,

                       Washington, April 28, 2007

                       Poetry Workshops, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, March 22, 2007

                       Teaching Poetry, University of Dayton LitFest, Dayton, Ohio, February 18, 2006

                       Panelist, Creative Writing Seminar, Aronoff Center, October 22, 2005

                       Judge, Corbett-Mayerson Awards, School for the Creative and Performing Arts,

                       Cincinnati, Ohio, May 19, 2005

                       Presenter, INKTank’s Writers Weekend in Cincinnati, Main Library, May 14, 2005

                       Co-Host, INKTank: A Moveable Feast, Southgate House, Newport, Kentucky

                       November 16, 2004

                       Judge, INKTank Poetry Slam, Greenwich Tavern, May 22, 2004

                       Steering Committee, INK Tank, 2003-2006

                       Critic of the Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League, November 14, August 8 2003

                       Panelist, Creative Writing Seminar, Aronoff Center for the Arts, September 28 2002

                       Critic Of The Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League, April 12 2002

                       Session Chair, 20th Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, February, 24, 2001

                       Judge, Poetry Slam Competition, The Greenwich Tavern, Cincinnati Ohio, Fall 2000

                       Outside Screener for Susan Howe, Judge, Academy of American Poets 2000 Walt Whitman

                       Poetry Award

                       Critic Of The Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League, April 14, 2000

                       Creative Writing Judge, 1999 Overture Awards Regional Competition, 1999

                       Critic Of The Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League, June 12, 1998

                       Creative Writing Judge, 1998 Overture Awards Regional Competition, 1998

                       Critic Of The Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League, November 14, 1997

                       Speaker, Career Day, Boysville Correctional Center, Saline, MI, October 24, 1997

                       Vice-Chair, Cincinnati Arts Allocation Committee, 1997-2000

                       Panelist, Parenting African-American Children In The '90's, Ursuline Academy, Blue Ash, Ohio,                         April 12, 1997

                       Panelist, "Is Hiphop Poetry?" Johnson C. Smith College, Charlotte, North Carolina, April 7, 1991

                       Director, Poetry Workshop, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, Feb.8, 1997

                       Critic Of The Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League, November, 1996

                       Critic Of The Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League, August, 1995

                       Project Consultant, NEH: "Joining Hands," Otterbein College, June 1995-December 1995

                       Facilitator, NEH PROJECT: "Joining Hands" Otterbein College, March 1994-December 1994

                       Critic of the Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League, August 1994

                       Judge, Dayton Visual Arts Center Writing Fellowships, Dayton, OH, Feb. 19, 1994

                       Poetry Judge, Poetry in the Park, Columbus Arts Center, 1994

                       Critic of the Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League, August 1993

                       Ohio Arts Council, Literature Advisory Panel, March 1993-1996

                       Poetry Judge, Poetry In The Park, Columbus Arts Center, Columbus, OH, 1992

                       Literature Judge, Cultural Art Center of Houston, Houston, TX, 1992

                       Critic of the Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League, July 1992

                       Critic of the Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League, June 1991

                       Judge, "Shakespeare '91," Cincinnati Branch of the English-Speaking Union, March 2 1991

                       Poetry Instructor, Urban Initiatives Creative Writers Workshop, University of Cincinnati (Dr.                           Floyd Ogburn), February, 26, 28, 1991

                       Poetry Instructor, Urban Initiatives Creative Writers Workshop, University of Cincinnati (Dr.                           Floyd Ogburn), February 3, 17, 1990

                       Critic of the Month, Greater Cincinnati Writers League, October 1989

                       Participant, Western Michigan Writers Conference, May 1989

                       Poetry Judge, Ohio Small Press Fair,

              

Selected

Awards:     2017 Winner of the Baltic Writing Residences Europe & North America: Louisville KY/Boone NC

                 Finalist, Pavement Saw Chapbook Contest, 2003

                 Finalist, First Annual Slopes Edition Poetry Award, 2002

                 Grand Prize Winner, The Philosopher's Stone Poetry Competition, 1993

                 Finalist, National Poetry Series, The Adventures of Pi, 1992

                 First Prize, Tompkins Award, Wayne State University, All My Loves' Faces, 1977

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