Aquarius Press/Willow Books

Where William Walked by Vernita Hall

Grand Prize Winner, Willow Books Literature Awards. Poetry collection about Philadelphia and its people of color by Vernita Hall. Where William Walked was a 2017 Robert Creeley Prize winner and “The Hitchhiking Robot Learns About Philadelphians” won the 2016 Moonstone Chapbook Contest. Hall placed second in American Literary Review's Creative Nonfiction Contest, and second runner-up for the Los Angeles Review Nonfiction Award. Poetry and essays appear or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including Atlanta Review, Philadelphia Stories, Referential, Mezzo Cammin, Canary, African American Review, and anthologies Forgotten Women (Grayson Books), Not Our President (Third World Press), Dear America: Reflections on Race (Geeky Press), Boundaries and Borders (Women of Color), and Collateral Damage (Pirene’s Fountain). A LaSalle University alumna, Hall holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College and serves on the poetry review board of Philadelphia Stories.