About

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. Her second book, The River Where You Forgot My Name, was selected by Allison Joseph for the 2018 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, and will be released in September of 2019. 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. In 2020, she'll be the resident at the PEN Northwest/Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency on the Rogue River in Oregon. Her poems have appeared in journals such as The Missouri Review, AGNI, Poetry DailyShenandoah, and many others. She lives in Helena, Montana.