In Memoriam

Tyrone Williams 

In memory of Tyrone Williams, we celebrate a visionary poet and scholar whose words and wisdom forever illuminate the paths of creativity and contemplation.

Tyrone Williams, a poetry editor of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, co-edited Inciting Poetics (University of New Mexico Press, 2019) and published eight books of poetry and a prose eulogy, Pink Tie (Hooke Press, 2010).

A limited mail art project, Trump l’oeil, was published by Hostile Books in 2017. Omnidawn published two of his books of poetry, As Iz (2018) and On Spec (2008). His other books include washpark (with Pat Clifford) (Delete Press, 2021), Howell (Atelos Books, 2011), Adventures of Pi (Dos Madres Books, 2011), “the Hero Project of the Century” (The Backwaters Press, 2009) and c.c. (Krupskaya Books, 2002). His chapbooks are Between Red and Green: Narrative of the Black Brigade (Dos Madres Books, 2016), Red Between Green (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo-Labs, 2014), Musique Noir (Overhere Press, 2006), Futures, Elections (Dos Madres Press, 2004), AAB (Slack Buddha Press, 2004), and Convalescence (Ridgeway Press, 1987; 1989; 1995).

Individual poems have appeared in a number of anthologies, including Best American Experimental Writing, Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to The Present, Rainbow Darkness: An Anthology of African American Poetry and What I Say.

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Remembering Tyrone Williams | Feb 24, 1954 - Mar 11, 2024

His poems have also been published in national magazines and journals like Caliban, Callaloo, Chicago Review, Cincinnati Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Combo, Damn the Caesars, Denver Quarterly, First Intensity, Hambone, Kenyon Review, Kiosk, River Styx, Smartish Pace, The Nation, and xcp: cross-cultural poetics. He taught at Xavier University and most recently was the David Gray Chair of Poetry & Letters at SUNY Buffalo.



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