Beau Williams is a performance poet, writer, organizer & facilitator from the United States who is currently based in Dublin, Ireland.
Launching his career in venues of the New England region of the United States, Williams has performed his work as part of collectives as well as solo across the US and Ireland along with competing in the National Poetry Slam (2010-2014). His work, published by numerous websites and journals, may be found in his own collections: "RUMHAM" and "Nail Gun and a Love Letter".
In January of 2017, Williams was an Artist in Residence at Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland. He also is the Head Organizer of the Glasshouse Poetry Open Mic in Galway and held the title of All-Ireland Poetry Grand Slam Champion of 2018. In 2019 he won the Poetry Ireland Versify Award. In February 2020, he graduated with an MA in Creative Writing from University College of Cork.
In 2020, in response to the COVID crisis, Williams initiated the Virtual Poetry Marketplace Project and the 2 Meter Review Anthology in order to promote poetry and generate income for poets who were financially affected by the lockdown