Photographer: Josh Cozy


Danielle P. Williams is a Black and Chamorro poet, essayist, and spoken-word artist from Columbia, South Carolina. She received her Bachelor's degree from Elon University in 2016. She is a third-year MFA candidate in poetry at George Mason University, and works as an Editorial Coordinator for Poetry Daily, is the Poetry Editor for So To Speak, and is a 2019 Alan Cheuse MFA Travel Fellow.​


Danielle strives to give voice to unrepresented cultures, making it a point to expand on the narratives and experiences of her Black and Chamorro cultures. 


She is a 2020 Workshop Fellow for The Watering Hole and a 2021 Langston Hughes Fellow for The Palm Beach Poetry Festival. Her poems were selected for the 2020 Literary Award in Poetry from Ninth Letter, and was nominated for two Pushcart awards. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Hobart, Juked Magazine, The PinchBarren Magazine, JMWW and elsewhere. 


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.