Ian Williams completed his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto and is currently an Assistant Professor of American literature at Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts. His first book of poetry, You Know Who You Are, was recently published by Wolsak and Wynn, and his first collection of short stories, Not Anyone's Anything, is forthcoming from Freehand Books. His writing has appeared in Arc, Contemporary Verse 2, Rattle, jubilat, The Antigonish Review, Gargoyle, Pebble Lake Review, Callaloo, Descant, and Matrix Magazine. He is a Cave Canem fellow, a recipient of a Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts poetry residency, a Palazzo Rinaldi fiction residency in Italy, and was also a scholar at the National Humanities Center Summer Institute for Literary Study. He divides his time between Ontario and Massachusetts.