Kristie L. Williams
Author of Finding Her
Williams is a master at finding the humor in our human condition, and at the same time, finding the depth in the seemingly mundane.
– Malaika King Albrecht Author of The Stumble Fields
About Kristie L. Williams
Kristie L. Williams found her voice as a poet while studying for a B.A. in English and Creative Writing at Saint Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, North Carolina. It was in that space and time that the seeds for her newest collection, Finding Her, were planted.
Williams continued her education at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, where she received a Masters Degree in Adult Education. She taught for twelve years in the North Carolina Community College System.
After teaching Williams began using her own story of quadriplegia and cerebral palsy to advocate for herself and others with disabilities.
Williams describes her work as disability adjacent, because although it shapes the context of her work, cerebral palsy does not overshadow the arc of her story.
Williams’s poetry has been published by numerous journals, including Main Street Rag, Dan River Review, Cairn, Maximum Tilt Solstice Anthology, Madness Muse Press, Hermit Feathers Review, Heron Clan 8, and Nostos: Journal of Poetry, Fiction, and Art.
When not writing, Williams enjoys participating in adaptive recreation activities, creating mixed media art, reading, and going to rock concerts.
Williams is available for readings in eastern North Carolina and on Zoom.
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