Maria Williams is winner of the Verse Daily Prize (2023) and the author of the chapbook A Love Letter To Say There Is No Love (FutureCycle Press, 2011). A Pushcart Prize nominee and recipient of residencies and fellowships from Jentel, PEN America, and the Vermont Studio Center, her poems have been published in numerous journals including Bellevue Literary Review, Pank, and Quarterly West.


An adoptee and single parent to Maya and Lyric, two artists in their own right, Maria’s work centers around themes of belonging, abandonment, family, and relationships. She lives and writes in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts.






Maria Williams

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