Courtney and Chris sit down with Dare Williams for a conversation about passions, process, pitfalls, and poetry!
Dare Williams: A 2019 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow, Dare Williams is a Queer HIV-positive poet, artist, rooted in Southern California. He has received fellowships from John Ashbury Home School and The Frost Place. He is a co-producer of the reading series Word of Mouth which raises money for communities facing food and nutrition inequities and was the co-curator of the WeHo Reads Literature Festival 2021. Dare’s poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and Best American Poets 2021. His work has been anthologized in Redshift 5 by Arroyo Secco Press and is featured in THRUSH, The Shore, Exposition Review, Cultural Weekly, Bending Genres, and is forthcoming in Altadena Review and elsewhere. He is at work on his debut poetry collection.