Milena Williamson is a PhD candidate, studying poetry at The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's University Belfast. Her project is entitled War, Image, Memory: Contemporary (Northern) Irish and American Poetry.


She was the winner of the Mairtín Crawford Poetry Award in 2018. Her poetry has been published on RTÉ, in The Honest Ulsterman, and Poetry Ireland Review, among others.


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. These poems have appeared in Abridged and Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal and are forthcoming in Blackbox Manifold.

Milena is from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.  In 2017, she graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio with a BA in English literature and creative writing.

Milena Williamson is a poet and PhD candidate at The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's University Belfast.

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