Jennifer Williams

Jennifer (JL) Williams is a poet and programme manager at the Scottish Poetry Library. In both her curating and writing practises, she is interested in expanding dialogues through poetry across languages, perspectives and cultures and in cross-form work, visual art, opera and theatre.  Her books include Condition of Fire (Shearsman, 2011), Locust and Marlin (Shearsman, 2014), Our Real Red Selves (Vagabond Poets, 2015) and House of the Tragic Poet (If A Leaf Falls Press, 2016). Jennifer has been published widely in journals; her poetry has been translated into Dutch, Spanish, Turkish, Polish, German, French and Greek and she has read/will be reading at international poetry festivals in Scotland, Turkey, Cyprus and Canada.  She was selected to take part in the 2015 Jerwood Opera Writing Programme; is Writer-in-Residence for the British Art Show 8 in Edinburgh with the artist Catherine Street, and plays in the poetry and music band Opul.