Bill Hollands was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Williams College, where he studied with Louise Glück and Lawrence Raab. He was then a Herchel Smith Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, where he received his MA in English. He was the New York Public Library’s first “Internet Librarian” and then worked for Microsoft for many years on their Encarta Encyclopedia. He is currently a teacher and poet in Seattle, where he lives with his husband and their son. He has returned to writing poetry after a long hiatus, and his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Rattle, DIAGRAM, The American Journal of Poetry, Hawai`i Pacific Review, The Account, Wildness, and elsewhere. He was recently named a finalist for North American Review’s James Hearst Poetry Prize, a finalist for Sycamore Review‘s Wabash Prize in Poetry, a finalist for Smartish Pace‘s Erskine J. Poetry Prize, a finalist for New Ohio Review‘s NORward Prize, a finalist for The Lumiere Review‘s writing contest, a semifinalist for Iron Horse Literary Review‘s NaPoMo prize, and a semifinalist for Bayou Magazine‘s Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry.

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