Welcome to BillGarten.com


Bill Garten is the winner of the Emerson Prize for Poetry and the Margaret Ward Martin Prize for Creative Writing. He has published in hundreds of literary magazines such as Rattle, Antietam Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Hawaii Review, Interim, Poet Lore, Red Rock Review, Chaminade Literary Review, Wisconsin Review and others. Bill is the author of seven books of poetry: Symptoms, Red Rain, Black Snow, Eventually and Box of Pain, Box of Fear, all previously published by Cork Hill Press and now AuthorHouse, The Last Woman published by Dog Ear Publishing, and Asphalt Heart published by Main Street Rag Publishing.

Bill has also been anthologized in Wild Sweet Notes, Fifty Years of West Virginia Poetry 1950-1999; And Now The Magpie, a selection of winning entries of the West Virginia Writers’ Annual Awards Competition and What The Mountains Yield, a collection from West Virginia Writers.

Bill has lived in West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia and Maryland. He is previously a college professor of English and Business and has taught numerous creative writing workshops. A graduate from Marietta College with an MFA from Ashland University, Bill lives in Hudson, Ohio when he is not traveling and giving poetry readings and teaching at creative writing workshops. His hobbies include swimming, hiking, snow skiing and fishing.

His email address is williampaulgarten@gmail.com.