Bill Gillard is a refugee from the high cost of living in his ancestral homeland of New Jersey. He lives in Appleton, Wisconsin, teaches creative writing at University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, and considers Doctor Who in front of a hot fire on a cold night a romantic date. So far, his wife agrees, which continues to delight him.
Gillard's chapbook, Desire, the River, was published by Pudding House in 2010 and his chapbook, Ode to Sandra Hook, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. His poetry and prose have appeared in many publications, including Writer's Chronicle, The Poetry Journal, Chiron Review, and Review Americana.