MFA Students

Willie Kinard III


Willie L. Kinard III is a graphic designer (re)turned poet & Pittsburgh transplant from Newberry, South Carolina. Holding a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of South Carolina, Willie is the Co-Creator & Editor-in-Chief of For the Scribes. Fascinated by the interactions of language & image, his penned work has appeared in Glass: A Journal of Poetrythe Shade Journal, & Platypus Press' A Portrait in Blues anthology, amongst others. Probably whittling or singing 90s power ballads while away from the page, his current curiosities include calligraphy, grief & the voice, anthropomorphism, & silence. Willie’s pocket of the Internet is located at

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