Phillip B. Williams

Phillip B. Williams is the author of Thief in the Interior, recipient of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a Whiting Award for Poetry. A recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Williams received his MFA in Writing as a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow at the Washington University in St. Louis. He is the poetry editor of the online journal Vinyl Poetry.

April 19, 2017

A poem by Phillip B. Williams from our Spring 2016 issue. 

First thought: the speckled darkness 
was a storm’s arrival shocking birds
from their perches.