William Reichard


Saint Paul, MN 55104

Author's Bio

William Reichard is a writer, editor, and educator. He's published seven poetry collections, most recently, Our Delicate Barricades Downed (Broadstone Books, 2021), and The Night Horse: New and Selected Poems (Bright Horse Books, 2018). Reichard is the editor of the anthology, American Tensions: Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice (New Village Press, 2011), and he revised and edited The Evening Crowd at Kirmser's: A Gay Life in the 1940's (University of Minnesota Press, 2001). Reichard holds a masters degree in Creative Writing, and a doctorate in American Literature, both from the University of Minnesota. He lives in Saint Paul, MN. 

Publications & Prizes

Our Delicate Barricades Downed (Broadstone Books, 2021)
The Night Horse: New and Selected Poems (Brighthorse Books, 2018)
Two Men Rowing Madly Toward Infinity (Broadstone Books, 2016)
Sin Eater (Mid-List Press, 2010)
This Brightness (Mid-List Press, 2007)
How To (Mid-List Press, 2004)
An Alchemy in the Bones (New Rivers Press, 1999)
Prizes won: 

2020 “Notables” list in the 2020 Best American Essays, for “This Charming Man” in Slag Glass City, #5.
2020 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant.
2019 Pushcart Prize nomination for memoir, “This Charming Man.”
2019 Best of the Net nomination for “On Photography.”
2018 Pushcart Prize nomination for essay, “The Beauty of Ruin.”
2014 Best of the Net nomination for “The Summerland.”
2010 Finalist: MN Book Award for Sin Eater.
2010 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
B.H. Fairchild, Mark Doty, Anne Carson, Louise Gluck, Jack Gilbert, Frank Bidart, Linda Gregerson, Adrienne Rich, Robert Hass, Carl Phillips, W. G. Sebald, Alice Munro, Julian Barnes, Andrea Barrett, Amy Hempel, Louise Erdrich, Jeanette Winterson

More Information

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Identifies as: 
German American, Italian American, LGBTQ
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Born in: 
Mankato, MN
Raised in: 
Smith's Mill, MN
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Last update: Apr 16, 2021