William Reichard is the author of four collections of poetry: Sin Eater (2010); This Brightness: Poems (2007); How To: Poems (2004), which was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets; and An Alchemy in the Bones: Poems (1999), which won a Minnesota Voices Prize. Poems from This Brightness and How To have been featured on NPR's "Writers Almanac." Reichard has one chapbook out, To Be Quietly Spoken (2001) and one, Signs of Light (META Press), is forthcoming. He is the editor of The Evening Crowd at Kirmser's: A Gay Life in the 1940s (2001). Reichard holds an MA in creative writing and a PhD in American literature from the University of Minnesota. He has taught at the University of Minnesota, the University of Saint Thomas, and Saint Catherine University. A longtime member of the Twin Cities arts community, Reichard has worked with artists from a wide variety of disciplines, creating collaborative projects that push the boundaries of individual genres. He is currently a program director and faculty of the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs, where he teaches two college-level off-campus study programs: Writing for Social Change, which examines the role of literature and the writer in offering social critique and working for social justice; and City Arts, which examines the role of art, artists, and activists in working for social justice and social change.