About Me:


Amanda Williams holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University where she was the recipient of a Jackson Fellowship and a Teaching Fellowship. She is the recipient of the Gertrude Claytor Prize in Poetry from the Academy of American Poets, and her poetry has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have been published on Poets.org, in The Journal of American Poetry, Foundry, Flock, The Sycamore Review, Sugar House Review, Silver Birch Press, and The New Territory, among others. Her essays have appeared in AAAA Magazine and The Morning News, and she sits on the Board of Directors for Ruminate magazine. She is currently the Assistant Director of Development, Annual Fund & Parent Programs at Whitfield School in St. Louis where she lives with her husband. Little Human Relics is her first book.

Photo by Beth Thompson

Photo by Beth Thompson

Writing, Creativity, & Doing Scary Things:

Hear me talk about what drives my creative projects, the ins-and-outs of having “side hustles”, and pushing through self-doubt on the Doing Scary Things podcast!

Four Poems in One Hour—50 Hours of Ruminate

Watch me write four original, spontaneous poems on Facebook Live for four lovely people as part of Ruminate Magazine’s fundraiser, 50 Hours of Ruminate!