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William Page

graduating from Columbia Military Academy, he worked briefly as salesman, mechanic, and assistant motion picture theater manager. After serving four years in the US Air Force, he earned advanced degrees in Tennessee and Ohio and taught for state universities of Texas, Alabama, Ohio, and Tennessee, retiring from Memphis State University, where he was an associate professor in the creative writing program and founder of the nationally acclaimed Memphis State Review, subsequently entitled River City Review and The Pinch, now in its 36th year of publication. Page’s previous collections are Clutch Plates (1976), The Gatekeeper (1982), Bodies Not Our Own (1986), for which he received a Walter R. Smith Distinguished Book Award, and William Page Greatest Hits 1970-2000 (2001). His poems have appeared widely in such journals as The North American Review, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, and The Sewanee Review, and in numerous anthologies. His work has been highly praised by eminent poets and critics, including Laurence Lieberman, James Dickey, and Diane Wakoski.

Current Book: 
In This Maybe Best of All Possible Worlds