Dr. Ernest Williamson III has published creative work in over 550 national and international online and print journals. Professor Williamson has published poetry in journals such as The Oklahoma Review, Review Americana:A Creative Writing Journal, Pamplemousse, formerly known as The Gihon River Review, Contemporary American Voices, and The Copperfield Review. Some of his visual artwork has appeared in journals such as The Columbia Review, The GW Review, The Portland Review, and The Tulane Review. He has also published articles on comparative education in the academic journal Academic Exchange Extra (University of Northern Colorado),and his research has been cited in journals such as The Urban Review and The Public Purpose(American University). Many of his creative works have been published in journals representing over 70 colleges and universities around the world. Dr. Williamson is an Assistant Professor of English at Allen University, self-taught pianist, editor, poet, singer, composer, social scientist, private tutor, and a self-taught painter. His poetry has been nominated three times for the Best of the Net Anthology. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English/Creative Writing/Literature from the University of Memphis and a PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Seton Hall University.Prof. Williamson is also a chess master with a rating of 2223 and currently he is the Visual Arts Editor for VerseJunkies Magazine.
KALTBLUT: Whats your favourite colour and why?
Ernest: I don’t have a favorite color; all colors of the spectrum are dear to me.
KALTBLUT: What does art mean to you?
Ernest: Art is the marriage of the intellect and the soul; the voice of reflection providing purpose and illumination for times of trouble and triumph.
KALTBLUT: What inspires you?
Ernest: The creative process; politics; trouble; peace; and nature are all sources of inspiration for my creative work.
KALTBLUT: Are you working on something new right now?
Ernest: I am always creating art; more of my work can be seen here: yessy.com/budicegenius
I have over 1200 works of art on my website for purchase.
Interview by Amanda M. Jansson