Bill Yarrow

6631 North Trumbull Avenue
Lincolnwood, IL 60712-3737
Phone: 
(847) 675-2789

Author's Bio

I am a Professor of English at Joliet Junior College. I am the author of AGAINST PROMPTS (Lit Fest Press 2018), THE VIG OF LOVE (Glass Lyre Press 2016), BLASPHEMER (Lit Fest Press 2015), POINTED SENTENCES (BlazeVOX 2012) and five chapbooks, We All Saw It Coming (Locofo Chaps 2017), The Lice of Christ (MadHat Press 2014), Incompetent Translations and Inept Haiku (Cervena Barva Press 2014), FOURTEEN (Naked Mannekin 2011), and WRENCH (erbacce-press 2009).

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
BLASPHEMER
(Lit Fest Press, 2015)
, POINTED SENTENCES
(BlazeVOX books, 2012)
, THE VIG OF LOVE
(Glass Lyre Press, 2016)
Anthologies: 
Aeolian Harp: Volume One
(Glass Lyre Press, 2016)
, Beginnings: How 14 Poets Got Their Start
(Serving House Books, 2015)
Journals: 
A-Minor Magazine, After Hours, Alephi, Altered Scale, Angelic Dynamo, Antigonish Review, Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal, Atticus Review, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Berkeley Poets Co-op, BLIP, blossombones, Blue Fifth Review, Cabaret Voltage Online, Camroc Press Review, Caravel Literary Arts Journal, Central Park, Chicago Literati, Children Churches & Daddies, Confrontation, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Contrary, Corium Magazine, Counterexample Poetics, Crack the Spine, Del Sol Review, Diagram, Dirty Chai, Ditch, DuPage Arts Life, Eratio Poetry Journal, Erbacce, Eunoia Review, Everyday Genius, Exact Change Only, Extract(s), Festival Writer, First Literary Review-East, Frigg Magazine, Fulcrum, Full of Crow, Fwriction : Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Gloom Cupboard, Hayotzer, Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, In the Red, Iodine Poetry Journal, Istanbul Literary Review, JMWW, Lady Jane's Miscellany, Literary Orphans, Literary Review, Litsnack, Little Eagle RE/VERSE, Lost In Thought, Mad Hatters' Review, MadHat Lit, Magma, Mantis: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism & Translation, Many Mountains Moving, Metazen, Midstream, MiPOesias, Moria, Muse Apprentice Guild, Negative Suck, New Aesthetic, New World Writing, Now Culture, Of Zoos, Olentangy Review, One Sentence Poems, Orange Room Review, Otoliths, OVS Magazine, Packingtown Review, Pank, Pif Magazine, Pirene's Fountain, Poem, Poetry International, Poetry Super Highway, Poets and Artists, Prick of the Spindle, Ramshackle Review, Red Fez, Reprint Poetry, RHINO, Right Hand Pointing, Rio Grande Review, Santa Fe Literary Review, scissors & spackle, Sententia, Short, Fast and Deadly, Skidrow Penthouse, Staxtes, The Balloon, The Centrifugal Eye, Good Men Project, The Jewish Journal, The Linnet's Wings, The Miscreant, Montucky Review, The Poetry Storehouse, The Zen Space, THIS Literary Magazine, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Thunderclap! Magazine, Treehouse, Truck, twenty20 Journal, Uno Kudo, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Used Furniture Review, Van Gogh's Ear, Whale Sound, Wilderness House Literary Review, Ygdrasil
Chapbooks: 
INCOMPETENT TRANSLATIONS AND INEPT HAIKU
(Cervena Barva Press, 2013)
, THE LICE OF CHRIST
(MadHat Press, 2014)
, WRENCH
(erbacce-press, 2009)
Prizes Won: 
“After the Shark” nominated for a 1982 Pushcart Prize by Central Park and cited as an Outstanding Poem in Pushcart Prize VIII: Best of the Small Presses, 1984.Academy of American Poets Competition, First Prize, Judge: Galway Kinnell, Swarthmore College, 1973.Academy of American Poets competition, First Prize, Judge: Mark Strand, Swarthmore College, 1971.

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Caucasian
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Philadelphia, PA
Raised in: 
Philadelphia, PA
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Last updated: Oct 10, 2018