Your writer crush:
J.B. Fletcher

Any place in the world:
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Best breakfast:
Coffee from a French Press and my friend Julie’s homemade blueberry pancakes with compote and fresh butter

Sweetest thing:
Sunday mornings with my sweetheart and pit bull

Your rituals (writing or not):
I start writing poems between 10 – 11 pm and give myself permission to sit in front of my notebook until I have to get ready for gym or work the next day.

Least impressive thing about you:
If I keep watching at my current rate, I’ll have finished all 12 seasons of Murder, She Wrote in under 6 months. There are 264 episodes.

Favorite space to write:
In bed next to my pit bull

What should we know:
Moisture is everything

Guilty literary pleasure:
The Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems (especially I Am Invited to a Party!)

Character (TV, book, movie) you most identify with:
Brain from Arthur

Question you secretly want to be asked:
“Do you want a cookie?”

The answer:
“Yes”. Always, “yes”.



Candace Williams’ work has appeared or is forthcoming in Sixth Finch, No, Dearand Copper Nickel. She holds a MA in Elementary Education from Stanford University and has taken workshops at Cave Canem and Brooklyn Poets. Candace lives in Brooklyn, NY with a pit bull named Madonna.