Bill Yarrow

Poet

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

Author's Bio

I am a Professor of English at Joliet Junior College. I am the author of ACCELERANT (Nixes Mate Books 2019), 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 & Prizes

Anthologies:
Eastern Iowa Review: Best Lyric Prose Plus Anthology (Port Yonder Press, 2019)
,
Shut Down Strangers & Hot Rod Angels (Bone & Ink Press, 2019)
,
Aeolian Harp: Volume One (Glass Lyre Press, 2016)
,
This Is Poetry: Volume II: The Midwest Poets (Citizens for Decent Literature Press, 2015)
,
Beginnings: How 14 Poets Got Their Start (Serving House Books, 2015)
,
Sculptures: The Great Columns of Joliet (University of Illinois Press, 2006)
Books:
Accelerant (Nixes Mate Books, 2019)
,
Against Prompts (Lit Fest Press, 2018)
,
THE VIG OF LOVE (Glass Lyre Press, 2016)
,
BLASPHEMER (Lit Fest Press, 2015)
,
POINTED SENTENCES (BlazeVOX books, 2012)
Chapbooks:
We All Saw It Coming (Locofo Chaps, 2017)
,
THE LICE OF CHRIST (MadHat Press, 2014)
,
INCOMPETENT TRANSLATIONS AND INEPT HAIKU (Cervena Barva Press, 2013)
,
WRENCH (erbacce-press, 2009)
Journals: ,
After Hours
,
Alephi
,
Altered Scale
,
Angelic Dynamo
, , , , ,
Berkeley Poets Co-op
,
BLIP
,
blossombones
,
Blue Fifth Review
,
Cabaret Voltage Online
,
Camroc Press Review
, ,
Central Park
, ,
Children Churches & Daddies
, ,
Confrontation
,
Connotation Press
, ,
Corium Magazine
,
Counterexample Poetics
, , , ,
Dirty Chai
,
Ditch
,
DuPage Arts Life
, , , ,
Erbacce
, ,
Everyday Genius
,
Exact Change Only
,
Extract(s)
,
Festival Writer
,
First Literary Review-East
, ,
Frigg Magazine
,
Fulcrum
,
Full of Crow
, , , ,
Gloom Cupboard
, ,
Hayotzer
, ,
Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal
,
Home Planet News
,
Humanities Opposition World League
,
In the Red
, ,
Iodine Poetry Journal
,
Isacoustic
,
Istanbul Literary Review
, ,
Lady Jane's Miscellany
,
Levure Litteraire
,
Literary Orphans
, ,
Litsnack
,
Little Eagle RE/VERSE
,
Lost In Thought
, ,
MadHat Lit
,
Magma
,
Mantis: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism & Translation
,
Many Mountains Moving
,
Metazen
,
Midstream
,
MiPOesias
, ,
Mojave River Review
, , ,
Moss Trill
,
Muddy River Poetry Review
,
Muse Apprentice Guild
,
Negative Suck
,
New Aesthetic
, ,
Nixes Mate Review
,
Now Culture
,
Of Zoos
, ,
One Sentence Poems
,
Orange Room Review
,
Otoliths
,
OVS Magazine
, ,
Pank
, , , ,
Poem
,
Poeticdiversity
, , ,
Poets and Artists
,
Prick of the Spindle
, ,
Ramshackle Review
, ,
Reprint Poetry
, , ,
Rio Grande Review
, , ,
Sententia
,
Short, Fast and Deadly
,
Skidrow Penthouse
,
Spectrum
,
Staxtes
,
The Balloon
,
The Centrifugal Eye
,
The Jewish Journal
,
The Linnet's Wings
,
The Miscreant
,
The Poetry Storehouse
,
The Zen Space
,
Third Wednesday
,
THIS Literary Magazine
, , ,
Thunderclap! Magazine
, ,
Toe Good
,
Treehouse
,
Truck
,
twenty20 Journal
,
Unlikely Stories
, ,
Uno Kudo
, ,
Used Furniture Review
,
Van Gogh's Ear
,
Whale Sound
, ,
Ygdrasil
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

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania
Raised in: 
Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania
Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Last update: Oct 24, 2019