My full-length collection Species of Concern was a finalist in the Wandering Aengus Press Book Awards for 2023!
Reviewer comments included, "Otherworldly atmosphere and surprising images/narrative," and "I appreciate the humor in many of these."
Hoping to soon find the right-fit press!
Cootie Catcher/Fortune Teller Poems
Large format handmade origami poems that let readers choose from among 16 different haiku-like stanzas.
in Anomaly: "Cookery in the Time of COVID," "Mouthing Off," and "Survival Guide."
About the Poet
Amelia L. Williams, PhD, is a poet and writer/editor who lives in the rural Rockfish River Valley of Central Virginia. She received her doctorate in English Literature at the University of Virginia.
She is the author of Walking Wildwood Trail: Poems and Photographs, a book of lyrical poems from a 3-mile trail of eco-poetry art works in Nelson County. Photographs and trail map contributed by central Virginia artists, including Max Johnson and Melissa Luce. The trail celebrates the Central Virginia landscapes that the proposed fracked-gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline would have ravaged. Williams has long been interested in the productive intersections of artistic creativity, mindfulness practice and the spirit of place – synergies made more urgent by her activism against the ACP and other fracked-gas pipelines.
Her work has appeared in Centrifugal Eye, The Blue Ridge Anthology, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, The Piedmont Virginian, 3Elements Literary Review and elsewhere. She is a fellow of the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences .