Bill Hollands was born and raised in Miami, Florida and graduated from Williams College, where he studied with Louise Glück and Lawrence Raab. He received his MA in English as a Herchel Smith Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University. He was the New York Public Library’s first “Internet Librarian” in the early 1990s and then worked for Microsoft for many years on its 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 recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as New Ohio Review, The Adroit Journal, Boulevard, The Greensboro Review, Poetry Northwest, Rattle, DIAGRAM, Smartish Pace, North American Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Gigantic Sequins, The Account, wildness, Hunger Mountain, and No Contact. A Best of the Net nominee, he has been a finalist for North American Review’s James Hearst Poetry Prize, Sycamore Review‘s Wabash Prize in Poetry, Smartish Pace‘s Erskine J. Poetry Prize, New Ohio Review‘s NORward Prize, and The Lumiere Review‘s writing contest, and a semifinalist for Iron Horse Literary Review‘s NaPoMo prize, Bayou Magazine‘s Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry, and Atlanta Review‘s Poetry Contest.
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