Adele Elise Williams is the author of WAGER, selected by Patricia Smith for the 2024 Miller Williams Poetry Series. She is a writer, editor, and educator from a variety of Southern places. An Inprint Nina and Michael Zilkha Fellow and Cynthia Mitchell Woods Center for Arts Interdisciplinary Fellow, Adele is a doctoral candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Houston where she serves as Nonfiction Editor for Gulf Coast.

Adele’s critical and creative work explore how gender performance and working-class ecologies engage designations of high and low art, specifically within confessionally-innovative poetics. As a wild and working-class woman, Adele is wooed by low-brow and no-class aesthetics. 

Finally, Adele loves poems and loves you.