Patrick Williams in Text

Patrick Williams is a poet and academic librarian living in Central New York. Recent work appears in publications including Vinyl, Bennington Review, Glittermob, Noble / Gas Qtrly, Heavy Feather Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook Hygiene In Reading (Publishing Genius, 2016) was selected as the winner of the 2015 Chris Toll Prize.

He is the editor of Really System, a journal of poetry and extensible poetics whose twentieth issue was released in November 2018.

He is the hands behind

He shares poems he has found in printed concordances at

Patrick holds a B.A. in English from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Information Studies from the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses creative writers' online reading and writing practices, social interaction, and what we can learn from the systems that support them. Patrick has worked as a graphic designer, an information architect, a community technology consultant, and a dj.