Scott Williamson

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My poems can make a difference!

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Scott Williamson thrives in a genre-defying career as a creative artist, performer, director, producer, curator and scholar. Known for his “innovative collaborations,” “visionary programming” and “intelligent, passionate” stage presence, Scott has impacted thousands of lives across six generations of students, artists and audiences in the United States and around the world, on four continents and twenty countries. He recently founded Collective Euphonia, a multi-genre, interdisciplinary ensemble of artists. A 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholar, Scott spent the season on the faculty of West University in Romania where he worked in Music and Theatre, International Relations, American Studies and the Center for Trans-Disciplinary Research.

General and Artistic Director of Opera Roanoke from 2010-2018, he created its premiere Apprentice Artist program and produced notable company premieres. An internationally recognized tenor, the Times of London called his debut at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, “brilliant.” Scott's repertoire spans over a millennium of western music, and he has participated in more than 100 premieres. Guest Curator in Music at the Taubman Museum of Art, his painting is featured in "The Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop: Art in Locale." His poetry has appeared in Atlanta Review and Tupelo Quarterly. Dr. Williamson serves on the faculties of Washington and Lee and Hollins Universities.

Your support will give me vital inspiration as I write for thirty days this month. I feel that Tupelo Press has published some of the finest poets being published. I have especially admired the work of poets like Maggie Smith and Ilya Kaminsky who is being honored this year with the Anisfield-Wolf Award.

For the 30/30 project, Tupelo Press provides the canvas, I bring my words, accompanied by other fine poets, writing thirty poems in thirty days, all ours to edit and submit as we wish. 30/30 poems have been taken by over 90 journals and featured in over 40 published chapbooks, all so Tupelo Press can keep publishing exquisite and diverse voices that might never be heard otherwise.

Every dollar gives me confidence to write more, and helps the press place more poems in gorgeous books. Help me to help this distinguished press. Give today!