daily worker in popmatters!
AUTOFICTION review in Bandcamp
IRISH GOODBYE — KUTX SONG OF THE DAY!
NEW DAILY WORKER single IRISH GOODBYE
A RAIN ANCESTRAL : poems — now available from San Antonio Review Press!
NEW DAILY WORKER ALBUM — MAY DAY — AVAILABLE ON MAY 1, 2022
Harold Whit Williams teams up with The Gamble Brothers as GERVIN – your new favorite funk/soul band! CHANCE MUSIC EP now on Bandcamp
NEW DAILY WORKER SINGLE AVAILABLE — MY DRUG
MY DRUG EP OUT NOW!
Harold Whit Williams’ first short story collection is out from San Antonio Review Press.
MEL BAY’S BOOK OF THE DEAD
My Heavens wins the 2020 FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize!
HOMETOWN HERO – 10 Songs from SHELTER IN TAPES – rerecorded in Majestic Hi-Fidelity
Harold Whit Williams is feverishly 4-tracking and posting quarantined Lo-Fi recordings EXCLUSIVELY ON BANDCAMP – SHELTER IN TAPES – all proceeds going to select charities.
Also, all royalties from the download or stream of MY HEAVENS goes to Color of Change.
Born and raised in musically renowned Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Harold Whit Williams is a prize-winning poet and the longtime guitarist for indie rock band Cotton Mather. A session musician for numerous Austin, TX artists over the years, his lo-fi home studio projects Daily Worker and the ambient/experimental The French Riot now have hours of music available online for download or streaming. GERVIN, his funk/soul/rock long distance studio project with Muscle Shoals future-hall-of-famers Al Gamble and brother Chad Gamble, is a proud member of song placement giant Marmoset Music. Williams catalogs the KUT Collection for the University of Texas Libraries and writes a quarterly music review for UT’s TexLibris (Whit’s Picks). He lives in Austin, Texas.
poetry and prose
Harold Whit Williams’ literary prizes include the 2020 FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize, the Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, the Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize from Texas Review Press, and being featured in the 2014 University of North Texas Kraken Reading Series. He is a multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, and his poems and short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies.
His latest poetry collection, A Rain Ancestral: poems, is available from San Antonio Review Press.
His first collection of short stories, Mel Bay’s Book of the Dead, is also available from San Antonio Review Press.
Waiting For The Fire To Go Out
POEMS ONLINE at
boneparade and also here
Dead Mule School of Southern Literature
Deep South Magazine and also here
THE GREAT AMERICAN WISE ASS POETRY ANTHOLOGY
(alongside acclaimed poet Andrew Hudgins and grit-lit heavyweight Joe R. Lansdale!)
KENTUCKY REVIEW – 2015 edition
SHELTER IN TAPES (the quarantined 4-track recordings)
All proceeds go to various charities…
MY HEAVENS – new album from DAILY WORKER…
All royalties go to Color of Change...
THE FRENCH RIOT – Over 3 hours of ambient/electronic musings – free downloads!