Corrie Williamson

williamson-pic-1Corrie Williamson is the author of Sweet Husk, which won the 2014 Perugia Press Prize and was a finalist for the Library of Virginia Poetry Award. She is currently at work on a manuscript of poems that travel between modern day Montana, where she lives, and early 19th century Fincastle, Virginia and St. Louis, Missouri, where they trace the voice and history of Julia Hancock Clark, the woman who married explorer William Clark and followed him west. Poems from this manuscript have recently appeared in AGNI, 32 Poems, Terrain.Org, Southern Humanities Review, Quarterly West, and other journals.

Leaning Towards Manifesto

Audio recording of author reading “Leaning Towards Manifesto” Composting is next to godliness. – My father Take your own advice: if Orpheus is in it or vultures (the impulse there is the same: skull picked clean by pain, mutilated song, … Continue reading

The Evolution of Nightmare

. . . with her hair bound up, she unburdened herself of her worst fears, a wild litany of nightmare and lament . . . Heaven swallowed the smoke. – Beowulf, trans. Seamus Heaney In the dream, the linguist with … Continue reading

Where the sentence ends the sentiment burgeons

Years since the old woman’s grandson turned early to ash and years since she’s seen the young woman who was his lover but seeing her now extends her arms crying you look just the same as that first day coming … Continue reading