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Caroline Randall-Williams

Associate Professor

Caroline Randall Williams, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, is a poet, cookbook author, and young adult novelist. She has a bachelors degree from Harvard University, and received her MFA from the University of Mississippi. While completing her MFA, she co-authored the Phillis Wheatley Award-winning young adult novel, The Diary of B.B. Bright, Possible Princess. In January of 2014, she was named by Southern Living magazine as one of the “50 People Changing the South in 2015.” February saw the publication of Soul Food Love, a cookbook written by Randall Williams and her mother, the novelist Alice Randall, that goes beyond basic recipes to cover the past, present, and future of a misunderstood cuisine.Her debut poetry collection, Lucy Negro, Redux, came out early in 2015. A Cave Canem fellow, her poetry has been featured in several journals, including The Iowa Review, The Massachusetts Review, Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International.