- William Myrl Smitherman
William Myrl Smitherman
William Myrl Smitherman has appeared in Reed Magazine (2016), and this is his fourth PEN prize. His blog, Letters to No One, addresses his time in prison as well as mental health issues and other topics. Find more of his work at www.williammyrl.com.
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