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William (Bill) S. Gainer

Author's Bio

Bill Gainer is known for the openness of his confessional poetry and is recognized as one of the founding contributors to the modern movement of "After Hours Poetry". Gainer has contributed to the literary scene as a writer, editor, promoter, publicist and poet. He is a co-founder and current board member of the Nevada County Poetry Series. Gainer has read and worked with a wide range of poets and writers, including readings on KUSF with Punk-Rocker Patti Smith and a recent performance with California's Poet Laureate, Al Young. Gainer is nationally published and continues to be a sought after reader. He can be previewed at billgainer.com.

Publications and Prizes

Chapbooks:
The Mysterious Woman Next Door (Lummox Press, 2008), To Run With The Savages (Rattlesnake Press, 2005)
Anthologies:
Roxy (R.L. Crow Publications, 2003)
Journals:
Archer, Manzanita Quarterly, Poetry Now, Rattlesnake Review, Sacramento News & Review, Small Town, Tule Review, Union News
Prizes:
The San Francisco Beat Museum: Poetry Contest, October, 2008 Sacramento News and Review: Recognized as one of the five best contributing poets in the first five years of SN&R publishing poetry: 2007 Sierra Foothills Poetry Contest: Editor’s Choice Award, 2003, 2004

William (Bill) S. Gainer Resume

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Listing last updated: February 4, 2009

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Oakland, CA
Raised in:
Santa Cruz, CA

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