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. A seasoned session musician for numerous Austin artists, his solo project, The French Riot, comprises over 2 decades of lo-fi ambient/electronic home recordings.
He is also a 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee, recipient of the 2014 Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, as well as being author of four books of poetry. His collection, Backmasking, was winner of the 2013 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize from Texas Review Press, and his latest, Red Clay Journal, is now available from FutureCycle Press. Williams lives in Austin, Texas.
Harold Whit Williams’ poetry prizes include the Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, the 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. He is a 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee, and his poems have appeared in numerous literary journals.
His latest collection, Red Clay Journal, 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
The French Riot/Water on the Floor
Cotton Mather/KUT Live 2012
Cotton Mather/Eleanor Plunge – Live @ UT Music Archives
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