Bill

Bill
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Bill Lavender is a poet, novelist, musician, carpenter and publisher living in New Orleans. My ID, his eleventh book of poetry, was published by BlazeVOX in October, 2019. His novel trilogy, comprised of Q, Little A, and The Private I, is to be released by Spuyten Duyvil in 2020. His verse memoir, Memory Wing, called by Rodger Kamentetz "a contemporary autobiographical masterpiece," was published by Black Widow in 2011. A chapbook, surrealism, was published in 2016 and translated into Spanish by Enrique Solinas and Peter Thompson; the bilingual edition was released by Yauguru in Uruguay as surrealismo in 2017; a French edition is forthcoming.

He founded Lavender Ink, a small press devoted mainly to poetry, in 1995, and he founded Diálogos, an imprint devoted to cross-cultural literatures (mostly in translation) in 2011.

Read an interview with Bill about his poetics and about the press at Jacket2, or visit his Amazon author page.

He is the co-founder, with Megan Burns of Trembling Pillow Press, of the New Orleans Poetry Festival.

2019 Events
NOPF Co-Director
NOPF Coordinator
Lavender Ink / Diálogos Reading
The Call Girls
2018 Events
NOPF Co-Director
NOPF Coordinator
Lavender Ink / Diálogos Reading
The Call Girls