William (Bill) S. Gainer


Grass Valley, CA
California US

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 & Prizes

Roxy (R.L. Crow Publications, 2003)
Louisiana Calling (NightBallet Press, 2014)
The Mysterious Woman Next Door (Lummox Press, 2008)
To Run With The Savages (Rattlesnake Press, 2005)
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Huffington Post
Manzanita Quarterly
Poetry Now
Rattlesnake Review
Sacramento News & Review
Small Town
The Oregonian
Tule Review
Union News
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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 update: Nov 07, 2015