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William Pruitt

William Pruitt

  • 294 Sagamore Drive
    294 Sagamore Dr.
    Rochester, NY 14617-2406
  • Phone: 585-467-9510
  • E-mail: billpruitt4@gmail.com

Author's Bio

currently Assistant Editor for Narrative Magazine; recently wrote original story, completely documented, about Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony and how their lives overlapped as they came to live in Rochester, NY, and performed as storytelling at Writers and Books, Perkins Mansion (AAUW) and Bittner Street YWCA.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Bold Cities and Golden Plains (Foothills Publishing, 2002), Ravine Street (White Pine Press, 1978)
Anthologies:
Finding the Way Home: Poems of Awakening and Transformation (White Pine Press, 2010)
Journals:
anderbo.com, Blueline, Cottonwood Magazine, Country Journal, Ploughshares, Poetry Now, Potato Eyes, The Aurorean

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Zen Master Raven by Robert Aitken, How to Create a Mind by Ray Kurzweil, Aimless Love by Billy Collins, Cobb by Al Stump, The Outlaw Album by Daniel Woodrell
Favorite Books:
Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy;Warren's All the Kings'Men; Whalen's Collected Poems;Midsummer Night's Dream; Complete Works of William Blake; War and Peace; Takahashi's Afterimages; he Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Favorite Authors:
Chekov, Blake, Whitman, Tolstoy, James Salter, Philip Whalen, Antonio Damasio, Gary Snyder, Henry James, William James, J. K. Rowling, Jean Smith, Bruce Springsteen

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: May 17, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
St. Louis, MO
Raised in:
St. Louis, MO

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