Tennessee Williams
Contributor History

One of America’s greatest playwrights, Tennessee Williams was born Thomas Lanier Williams in 1911. His plays include The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino RealCat on a Hot Tin Roof, and The Night of the Iguana, among many others. His work garnered two Pulitzer Prizes, four New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, and a Tony Award, and has been widely translated and performed around the world.

The Caterpillar Dogs and Other Early Stories (New Directions) is edited and introduced by Tom Mitchell: theater director, noted Tennessee Williams scholar, and professor emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.



In Print

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Numina: The Enchantment Issue
Fall 2023
Bradford Morrow


February 28, 2024
I saw it in this very particular slide of swell’s,
the sylphspun silk of the sylph, she sideways,
her garage is paradise in masque, her sweep
is saturn, szturn im sturm & string, install’d
February 28, 2024
For breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On slices of rubbery white bread buttered with margarine so that the marmalade slides under the spreading knife. In the glass jar, the orange jelly with bright shavings of orange peel absorbs light and invites hungry eyes. And so, dreaming of marmalade, the brothers, always in need of sustenance, arrive on a snowy March morning at Heathrow.
February 21, 2024
Because in the kitchen, it’s difficult to lie

Because the yearbook photo shows long straight hair parted down the middle, Marcia Brady-

Because in my son’s mind, he has only one dziadek & babcia & that blindspot diminishes me
  more each day
The 2019 Shirley Jackson Award winner reads from his work
Monday, March 25, 2024
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Campus Center, Weis Cinema