Gregg Williard
Contributor History

Gregg Williard
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Gregg Williard was born in Columbus, Ohio and spent his formative years as a writer and painter in New York City. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin and works as an ESL teacher for refugees. His essay “MHW” won the 2019 Brooklyn Film and Arts non-fiction prize, and he is celebrating twenty-four years as the host and producer of the book-reading show “Fiction Jones” on non-commercial WORT FM.



In Print

Vol. 75
Dispatches from Solitude
Fall 2020
Edited by Bradford Morrow


January 19, 2021
. . . a well-perfumed friend, wise both
in the olfactory and in love, taught me
to spray with economy, to wear scent
as a private pleasure, evident only to
a lover in kissing distance.

January 11, 2021
One’s opportunities to be unhappy are

Unlimited.     Or limited, but only by

One’s own imagination, which is powerful

But fragile, is defenseless,     but is limited

Only by things unseen.     As Bark Psychosis did it
January 4, 2021
As life encroaches on the dreaming
bedpost, you remember

a chip of ice you found in river
sludge, its sheen a mute witness

to increments of change
as lens and pure belief.