George Oppen Memorial Lecture: Tyrone Williams
Williams’ work draws on a variety of sources to challenge and investigate language, history and race. “I don’t ‘revere’ the English language but I use it and, on occasion, abuse it,” he said in a 2011 interview with the Volta. His full-length collections of poetry include c.c. (2002), On Spec (2008), The Hero Project (2009), Adventures of Pi (2011) and Howell (2011). Williams is co-editor of the anthology Inciting Poetics (2019) and the editor of African American Literature: Revised Edition (2008).