Susan R. Williamson’s poems have previously appeared in Beltway Quarterly, Connotation Press’s Hoppenthaler Congeries, Crab Orchard Review, Forge, Paterson Literary Review, Poetry East, Sanskrit, Smartish Pace, StorySouth, Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. Her chapbook, Burning After Dark, won the Hannah Kahn Poetry Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Chapbook Competition. Poems have been anthologized in Letters To the World: Poems from the Wom-po Listserv, Red Hen Press (2008), and Poetry Daily. She served as editor-in-chief of Streetlight, a journal of art and literature, as an editor and associate publisher at Tupelo Press, on the board of the Charlottesville Writing Center, a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellow, a Joel Oppenheimer fellow in New England College’s MFA poetry program, and served on committees for the Virginia Festival of the Book. She holds an BA in French Language and Literature from the University of Virginia and an MFA in Creative Writing from New England College. Williamson is devoted to poets and writers in her community, and has planned successful reading and literary events nationwide. A native of Virginia, she now lives and works in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is Director of The Palm Beach Poetry Festival.
Susan R. Williamson
Happening Now at the Palm Beach Poetry Festival:
16th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival Workshop Applications are now open. Faculty includes Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Nickole Brown, Reginald Gibbons, Major Jackson, Jessica Jacobs, Ilya Kaminsky, Dana Levin, Adrian Matejka, and Maggie Smith. Our Special Guest ... Read more >
The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is pleased to announce it will offer three fellowships that provide full workshop tuition and lodging in Delray Beach for the upcoming 16th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 20-25, ... Read more >
The Festival congratulates Joy Harjo, our Special Guest Poet at the 16th annual festival, for her being named the 23rd United States Poet Laureate. We announced earlier that Harjo would be Special Guest Poet at ... Read more >
The festival, through its program of Community Outreach, offers special events and 1-day workshops throughout the year. We welcome the community to join us for informal round-robin readings at Green Cay Nature Center; readings with the ... Read more >
Join us in January for six days of workshops, readings, talks on the craft of writing poems, manuscript conferences, panel discussion, social events and so much more. For specific workshop and faculty details, visit Faculty ... Read more >