h a r o l d w h i t w i l l i a m s
Born and raised in musically renowned Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Harold Whit Williams is guitarist for the critically acclaimed rock band Cotton Mather.
He is also a prize-winning poet – recipient of the 2014 Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, as well as winner of the 2013 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize from Texas Review Press for his collection, Backmasking. A 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee, Williams’ latest collection, Lost in the Telling, is available from FutureCycle Press.
Harold Whit Williams’ poetry prizes include the Mississippi Review Poetry Prize for 2014, the 2013 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize from Texas Review Press, as well as being a featured poet in the 2014 University of North Texas Kraken Reading Series. His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, and his latest collection, Lost in the Telling, is available from FutureCycle Press.
POEMS ONLINE at
THE GREAT AMERICAN WISE ASS POETRY ANTHOLOGY
(alongside acclaimed poet Andrew Hudgins and grit-lit heavyweight Joe R. Lansdale!)
KENTUCKY REVIEW – 2015 edition
Cotton Mather/KUT Live 2012
Cotton Mather/Eleanor Plunge – Live @ UT Music Archives
Harold Whit Williams/Just Folks