29th festival

Crystal Williams

Crystal Williams is the author of Kin and Lunatic. Williams' poetry has appeared in Callaloo, The Indiana Review, Court Green, Salt River Review, Ms. Magazine, The Oregonian, 5AM, The Crab Orchard Review, Pleiades, Obsidian III, Ellipsis, WV, The Potomac Review, American Poetry: The Next Generation, Poetry Nation, Short Fuse, Sweet Jesus, Poetry 30, and Beyond the Frontier, among others. Her essays can be found in publications like Willamette Week, The Organ, and in the anthology Children of the Dream: Growing up Black in America. A member of the 1995 New York Slam Team, Williams holds degrees from New York University and a Master of Fine Arts from Cornell University. Currently at work on her third collection of poems, she lives and teaches in Chicago, Illinois.

[Extracted from 2006 brochure.]

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