Bill Yarrow


Bill Yarrow is the author of "The Vig of Love" from Glass Lyre Press, "Blasphemer" from Lit Fest Press, "Pointed Sentences" from BlazeVOX, and five chapbooks—"We All Saw It Coming" from Locofo Chaps, "The Lice of Christ" from MadHat Press, "Incompetent Translations and Inept Haiku" from Červená Barva Press, "Fourteen" from Naked Mannekin Press and "Wrench" from Erbacce Press. He is a Professor of English at Joliet Junior College where he teaches creative writing, Shakespeare, and film. "Against Prompts," his fourth full-length collection is forthcoming from Lit Fest Press in 2018.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The call of nature.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Wondering why.
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Where to find Bill Yarrow online

Where to buy in print


The Apnea Poems
Price: Free! Words: 13,030. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Sleep & sleep disorders
100 poems written while suffering from severe sleep apnea. Plus an introductory essay about apnea and writing.
Aphorisms and Prose Poems
Price: Free! Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2017. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Five collections of aphorisms and thirteen prose poems by Bill Yarrow.
38 Poems Under 100 Words
Price: Free! Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
38 poems under 100 words. These poems appear in Pointed Sentences (BlazeVOX 2012), Incompetent Translations and Inept Haiku (Cerevana Barva Press 2013), The Lice of Christ (MadHat Press 2014), and Blasphemer (Lit Fest Press 2015).
The Participle Poems
Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Twenty poems by Bill Yarrow, mostly title participles and a couple of gerunds with fake IDs.
Interviews 2010 - 2017
Price: Free! Words: 19,410. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
These fifteen interviews with Bill Yarrow appeared in online magazines between August 2010 and March 2017.
Price: Free! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Fourteen 14-line poems by Bill Yarrow; selected + arranged by Matthew S. Barton; Naked Mannekin Press, Chicago, 2011; OUP. Eyes off the Road, Hitting the Wall, Bogdan, Love and How It Gets That Way, Joan of Dark, Stevie’s Knees, George, Nothing Beside Remains, Four Noble Lies, The Proud Accounting, Uncle Moscow, Raw Salt, Gabrielle in Arrears, Picking the Bark off Experience.

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