bio

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.

poetry

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.

PURCHASE           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

 

videos

Cotton Mather/California

Cotton Mather/KUT Live 2012

Cotton Mather/Eleanor Plunge – Live @ UT Music Archives

Harold Whit Williams/Just Folks