Milena Williamson is a PhD candidate, studying creative writing, at The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen's University Belfast. Her project is entitled War, Image, Memory: Contemporary (Northern) Irish and American Poetry.
In 2019, Milena gave conference papers at Finished and Under Construction: Irish Poetry Since 1998 and Associated Writing Programmes Ireland (AWPI). For more information about Milena's critical work, check out her profile on QUB's Research Portal.
She is also currently working on a series of poems about Bridget Cleary, for which she received an award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Milena is from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. In 2017, she graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio with a BA in English literature and creative writing. In 2018, she obtained an MA in poetry, graduating with distinction from The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen's University Belfast.