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#TPQ5: BEAU WILLIAMS

I Was the Jukebox: Sandra Beasley

Beasely is a poet who will shred you with powerful imagery and precision. Masterfully, she will build a scene that is complete and heartfelt where the poem’s hammer swing is unavoidable.

Unease at Rest: Wil Gibson

Gibson is the bravest writer I’ve ever read. He brings a dirty grace to poetry and as readers, we take extreme comfort in the fact that the distinction between life and poems is non-existent.

Pansy: Andrea Gibson

Gibson is the pinnacle of spoken word poetry in the world today. This collection masters cadence, strength, and elegance.

Night Sky with Exit Wounds: Ocean Vuong

Vuong is unapologetic in their vulnerability and is an expert world painter. They craft lifetimes into so few words.

Hoodwitch: Faylitia Hicks

Hicks has been through hell and back and is brave enough to tell us about it. This book is a peak into the life of a self-proclaimed Hoodwitch and it gains strength from it’s unapologetic autonomy.


Beau Williams (He, Him) is an American poet, workshop facilitator, and spoken word artist based in Dublin, Ireland. His work has been published in Blackheart Magazine, Skeptipol, Great Weather for MEDIA Anthology: The Other Side of Violet, Goddamn.blog, and UCC’s Creative Corona. Williams built his career on the road, performing all across the United States and Europe. He has two collections: RUMHAM (Red Bench Press) and Nail Gun and a Love Letter (Swimming with Elephants Publication). He has a Masters in Creative Writing from University College of Cork and was the 2018/19 All-Ireland Poetry Slam Champion.

In 2020, in response to the COVID crisis, Williams initiated the Virtual Poetry Marketplace Project and the 2 Meter Review Anthology in order to promote poetry and generate income for Irish poets who were financially affected by the lockdown.

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