William (Bill) S. Gainer

P.O. Box 2416
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 432-8196

Author's Bio

Bill Gainer is an internationally known editor, promoter, writer, humorist and poet. He holds a BA from St. Mary’s College and a MPA from the USF. He is the publisher of the PEN Award winning R. L. Crow Publications and is the ongoing host of Red Alice’s Poetry Emporium (Sacramento, CA). Gainer is widely published and recognized across the country for giving legendary fun filled performances. His latest book, Lipstick and Bullet Holes, is from Epic Rites Press, Canada (2014). Visit: billgainer.com.

Publications and Prizes

(R.L. Crow Publications, 2003)
Archer, Chiron Review, Huffington Post, Manzanita Quarterly, Poetry Now, Rattlesnake Review, Sacramento News & Review, Small Town, The Oregonian, Tule Review, Union News
Louisiana Calling
(NightBallet Press, 2014)
, The Mysterious Woman Next Door
(Lummox Press, 2008)
, To Run With The Savages
(Rattlesnake Press, 2005)
Prizes Won: 
Jack Kerouac Poetry Contest: John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, 2015. 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.

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Santa Cruz, CA
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Last updated: Nov 07, 2015