Bill Mayer was born and raised in Los Angeles. He received his BA and MA from San Francisco State University, studying with Jack Gilbert, Stan Rice, William Dickey and Nanos Valaoritis. In the late '60s, he was invited to join a poetry workshop with Gilbert, Linda Gregg, Larry Felson, George Stanley, Bill Anderson, Wilbur Wood, and others. The workshop persists to this day with some of its original participants.
Mayer has published 4 other books of poetry: Longing (Pangaea, 1992), The Uncertainty Principle (Omnidawn, 2001), The Deleted Family (Paroikia, 2004) and Articulate Matter (Paroikia, 2012). His poems have appeared in a number of magazines: Caterpiller, Ironwood, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Montana Gothic, Five Fingers Review, Red Rock Review, Paris Atlantic Poetry Flash, Alimentum, and Visions International. He was included in an anthology of American poets who have lived in Greece, Kindled Terraces, edited by Donald Schofield.
Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press (May 8, 2015)