MFA Students

Willie Kinard III


Willie Kinard III is a poet, graphic designer & performance artist forged in the American South. His work appears in WILDNESSFoundrySlush Pile Magazine, anthologized in A Portrait in Blues (Platypus Press 2017), and elsewhere. An MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Pittsburgh & graduate of the University of South Carolina, Kinard has received fellowships and support from The Watering Hole and Winter Tangerine. With poets Jari Bradley & Jada Allen, he is also one-third of the literary trio, The Upper Room Collective. Kinard also serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief at Hot Metal Bridge and a producer of the podcast [in brackets].

Learn more about Kinard at his website.

(Photo by Mikael Owunna)

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