Bill Lavender

Poet

New Orleans, LA 70119

Author's Bio

Bill Lavender is a poet, editor, and publisher living in New Orleans. He is the author of 14 books, including the innovative verse memoir, Memory Wing (Black Widow, 2011), surrealism (and bi-lingual Spanish edition, surrealismo), and, in 2019, My ID, from BlazeVOX. Three Novellas: Q, Little A, The Private I is scheduled to be published by Spuyten Duyvil in early 2020. Poems and essays have appeared recently in Southern Review, Xavier Review, Hurricane Review. Scholarly theoretical writings have been published in Contemporary Literature and Poetics Today, among others. He is the publisher at Lavender Ink / Diálogos Books (lavenderink.org) and the co-founder, with Megan Burns, of the New Orleans Poetry Festival (nolapoetry.com).

Publications & Prizes

Books:
My ID (BlazeVOX books, 2019)
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surrealism (Lavender Ink, 2015)
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A Field Guide to Trees (Foothills Publishing, 2011)
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Memory Wing (Commonwealth Books/Black Widow Press, 2011)
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Transfixion (Trembling Pillow Press, 2010)
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Another South: Experimental Writing in the South (University of Alabama Press, 2009)
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I of the Storm (Trembling Pillow Press, 2006)
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While Sleeping (Chax Press, 2004)
Journals: ,
Xavier Review

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Fayetteville, AR
Arkansas
Raised in: 
New Orleans, LA
Louisiana
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Last update: Oct 14, 2019