WILLIAM NOTTER was educated at the University of Evansville and the University of Arkansas. He has received two Walton Fellowships for poetry and a Chester H. Jones Foundation award. His poems have appeared in such journals as Alligator Juniper and The Formalist. He currently lives in Reno, Nevada.
What Readers Are Saying:
"More Space Than Anyone Can Stand presents the reader with voices and scenes so authentically American that reading these we feel a sense of privilege and celebration. Bill Notter knows the dark side of our violences, our lusts, our stupidities, but he knows as well what makes us the industrious, committed, enduring souls we are as well. These poems don’t so much lift off the page as they burrow in to trouble us in the best sense, so we can’t forget to question who we are as a people, and, for those of us who write, what it means to be an American poet." --Gray Jacobik, Series Judge
"There is in Bill Notter’s poetry an astonishing honesty that does not diminish the complexity of his vision. He is an American poet—Midwestern, Western, and Southern. He is a realist and a great pleasure to read. This little book will increase in value as the years go by. What we have here is the onset of a major career." --James Whitehead