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Jess Williard

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608 South Wright St.
608 S Wright
M/C 718
Urbana, IL 61801


Jess Williard is a poet and screenwriter from Wisconsin, and a graduate of the MFA program at UIUC. His debut collection of poetry was selected for the Miller Williams Poetry Series by Billy Collins and is published by the University of Arkansas Press.


MFA, Creative Writing (Poetry), 2017
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

BA, English Literature, 2013
City University of New York - Queens College, NY

Highlighted Publications

Unmanly Grief. University of Arkansas Press, 2019.