Harold Whit Williams was born and raised in musically renowned Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He is guitarist for the critically acclaimed Austin, Texas, rock band Cotton Mather. He is also the recipient of the 2014 Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, and was a featured poet in the 2014 University of North Texas Kraken Reading Series. His collection, Backmasking, was winner of the 2013 Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize from Texas Review Press. His latest poetry collection, Lost in the Telling, is available from FutureCycle Press.