Award Winning Poet
Lorraine Walker Williams was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She received First Place Awards in Poetry from the National League of American Pen Women and read and recorded her work in the Library of Congress. She received the Literary Artist of the Year Award from the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, Florida. Her work is in Poet’s House, New York City. Lorraine is the recipient of two Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grants in poetry. One of her poems was selected for the International Museum of Women’s website. Gulf Coast Writers and FGCU Sanibel Writers Conference have awarded her First Place in their poetry contests. Five books of her poetry have been published: Simply Sanibel Poems, Split Poems, Fire in the Grass, Paradise Found and Near Water. Her poems are published in numerous journals. Lorraine is the creator of the collaborative ArtPoems Project (2007-Present). She was the author of a weekly column, Poetry Place, for the Santiva Chronicle, an online newspaper, from 2014 to 2018. Lorraine lives in Pasadena, CA and Dallas, TX. She spends winters on Sanibel Island, FL. She has chaired and coordinated writing groups in both Florida and New Jersey and presents workshops on poetry.
Florida State Biennial Conference National League of American Pen Women, November 2019
First Place Traditional Verse: Woman in Black
Second Place Free Verse: Unraveling
National League of American Pen Women Biennial Convention First Place Award Poetry: From My Window, April 24, 2014
Grand Prize Award, Artist Embassy International 2018, for Two Braids: A Sestina
Third Place Award, Artist Embassy International 2018, for ArtPoem: Barns