Danielle P. Williams

Copywriter. Poet. Essayist. Spoken Word Artist. 

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Danielle P. Williams is a Black and Chamorro  poet, essayist, and spoken-word artist from Columbia, South Carolina. She received her BA in Arts Administration from Elon University in 2016 and MFA in Poetry from George Mason University in 2021. 


She has received nominations for Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and Best Microfiction. She holds fellowships from Palm Beach Poetry Festival, The Watering Hole, The Alan Cheuse Center for International Writers, and has attended the Open Mouth Poetry Retreat. She was the winner of the 2020 Ninth Letter Literary Award in Poetry, and a finalist for Arts & Letters Rumi Prize for Poetry in 2021.


Her chapbook, WHO ALL GON' BE THERE?, was a finalist for the Button Poetry Chapbook Contest, and was selected as runner-up from the Backbone Press 3rd Annual Chapbook Competition where it be published in late 2021. 

She is the author of a self-published collection of poetry, The Art in Knowing Me, and two spoken-word EP's: At My Own Risk and We Fall Down available on all streaming platforms.

Danielle currently works as a Copywriter for CAA and is based in Los Angeles.