Corrie Williamson was born on a small farm in southwestern Virginia. Her first book, Sweet Husk, won the 2014 Perugia Press Prize, and was a finalist for the 2015 Library of Virginia Poetry Award. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, with a BA in Poetry and Anthropology, and her MFA in Poetry from the University of Arkansas, where she was a recipient of the Walton Fellowship, and a Director of the Writers in the Schools Program. She has been nominated for Best New Poets and multiple Pushcart Prizes, and is the recipient of a James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry.  Her poems have appeared in journals such as The Missouri Review, AGNI, Shenandoah, and many others. She lives in Helena, Montana.