Greg Williamson (poet)

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Greg Williamson
ResidenceBaltimore, Maryland
OccupationPoet & poetry professor
EmployerJohns Hopkins University
Home townNashville, Tennessee

Greg Williamson (born 1964) is an American poet. He is most known for the invention of the "Double Exposure" form in which one poem can be read three different ways: solely the standard type, solely the bold type in alternating lines, or the combination of the two.[1][2]


Williamson grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. He was educated at Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin–Madison and Johns Hopkins University.[3]

He teaches at Johns Hopkins University in the Writing Seminars and lives in Baltimore, Maryland.[4] He is Associate Editor at Waywiser Press.



  • "The Birdhouse", Verse Daily
  • "from Double Exposures", Poetry, August 2000
  • The Silent Partner. Story Line Press. 1995. ISBN 978-1-885266-11-8.
  • Errors in the Script. Overlook Press. 2001. ISBN 978-1-58567-117-5.
  • A Most Marvelous Piece of Luck. Waywiser Press. 2008. ISBN 978-1-904130-28-4.



  1. ^ Rehak, Melanie (2001-08-26). "Books in Brief: Fiction & Poetry". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  2. ^ Choi, Kamiel (2018-01-18). "Reading: Outbound by Greg Williamson". Meandering home. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  3. ^ Foundation, Poetry (2019-09-01). "Greg Williamson". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  4. ^ "About The Waywiser Press". Archived from the original on 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2009-09-13.
  5. ^ "Greg Williamson". Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  6. ^ "Awards – American Academy of Arts and Letters". Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  7. ^ "The Best American Poetry 1998, Guest Edited by John Hollander". Retrieved 2019-09-01.
  8. ^ "Greg Williamson". Retrieved 9 October 2019.

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