CONSTANT LAVAL WILLIAMS is a Los Angeles-born poet and former resident of Paris, France, where his writing first came of age. Although he considers himself a poet first, he is also a photographer, filmmaker, musician and polymathic creative. He studied creative writing at the American University of Paris as well as the University of Southern California, where he received the Beau J. Boudreaux Poetry Award. He has been a featured reader at Expressions LA, The Pondwater Society, the Windward School, Paris Lit Up and more. His poetry has appeared in The American Journal of Poetry, Words Dance, AUP’s Paris/Atlantic, and others.