Beau Williams (He, Him) is an American poet, workshop facilitator, and spoken word artist based in Dublin, Ireland. His work has been published in Blackheart Magazine, Skeptipol, Great Weather for MEDIA Anthology: The Other Side of Violet, Goddamn.blog, and UCC’s Creative Corona. Williams’ poetry style has been described as joyful, heart-wrenching, and captivating. His work focuses on issues of the heart – exploring the complexity of human relationships, inspiring hope in the face of darkness, and generally interrogating the way that we occupy space in this world. He is a dynamic performer and enjoys incorporating creative movement and, occasionally, music into his readings.
Williams has over a decade of experience teaching poetry writing workshops to college students as well as traditional and at-risk high school students across America and Ireland. He built his career on the road, having performed in 46 of the 50 states and in many countries across Europe. He has two collections: RUMHAM (Red Bench Press) and Nail Gun and a Love Letter (Swimming with Elephants Publication). He has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University College of Cork and was the 2018/2019 All Ireland Poetry Slam Champion.