A Poetry Reading by Crystal Williams
Date: 5:30pm PST January 31, 2013 Location: Frank Manor House
Frank Manor House
Crystal Williams is the author of three collections of poems, most recently Troubled Tongues, winner of the 2009 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Prize, finalist for the 2009 Oregon Book Award, and shortlisted for the Idaho Prize. Widely anthologized, her poems also appear in journals and publications like The American Poetry Review, Tin House, The Northwest Review, 5AM, The Sun, Ms. Magazine,The Indiana Review, Court Green andCallaloo, among others. Raised in Detroit, Michigan and Madrid, Spain, she has just completed a fourth manuscript, titled Detroit as Barn. Crystal Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts from New York University, a Master of Fine Arts from Cornell University, and has received fellowships and grants from The MacDowell Arts Colony, Literary Arts, the Oregon Arts Commission, and Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. In 2011, she was also appointed Dean for Institutional Diversity at Reed College, where she has been on faculty since 2000. In 2012, she was appointed to the Oregon Arts Commission by Governor John Kitzhaber.