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A RAIN ANCESTRAL : poems — now available from San Antonio Review Press!

NEW DAILY WORKER ALBUM — MAY DAY — AVAILABLE ON MAY 1, 2022

https://dailyworker.bandcamp.com/

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.

bio

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.

PURCHASE:

My Heavens

Red Clay Journal

Lost in the Telling

Backmasking 

Waiting For The Fire To Go Out

POEMS ONLINE at

Barely South Review

Blunderbuss

boneparade and also here

Boxcar Poetry Review

Cold Mountain Review

Concho River Review

Cumberland River Review

Dead Mule School of Southern Literature

Deep South Magazine and also here

drafthorse

Gnarled Oak

Hunger Mountain

Josephine Quarterly

JuxtaProse

Mississippi Review

The Monarch Review

Nashville Review

Oklahoma Review

Painted Bride Quarterly

Tower Journal

Tulane Review

Zero Ducats

wise ass

THE GREAT AMERICAN WISE ASS POETRY ANTHOLOGY
(alongside acclaimed poet Andrew Hudgins and grit-lit heavyweight Joe R. Lansdale!)

krcover600

KENTUCKY REVIEW – 2015 edition