William Reichard's sixth poetry collection, The Night Horse: New and Selected Poems, was published by Bright Horse Books in 2018.
William Reichard is the author of five previous poetry collections:
Two Men Rowing Madly Toward Infinity (Broadstone Books, 2016)
Sin Eater (Mid-List Press, 2010) was a MN Book Award finalist
This Brightness (Mid-List Press, 2007) was a MN Book Award finalist
How To (Mid-List Press, 2004) was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets
An Alchemy in the Bones (New Rivers Press, 1999) won a MN Voices Prize and was a finalist for a MN Book Award
Poems from This Brightness and How To have been featured on NPR’s “Writers Almanac.”
He has published twp chapbooks, To Be Quietly Spoken (Frith Press, 2001) and As Breath in Winter (MIEL Press, 2015). He revised and edited The Evening Crowd at Kirmser’s: A Gay Life in the 1940’s (Univ. of MN Press, 2001). Reichard's anthology of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, American Tensions: Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice, was published by New Village Press in April 2011.
Since 2015, Reichard has been an adjunct faculty member in the English Department at Inver Hills Community College, where he teaches compostion, research methodologies, and remedial writing. Over the years, Reichard as taught creative writing courses, at graduate and undergraduate levels, at a variety of local colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota; Hamline University; the University of St. Thomas; and Saint Catherine University.
From 2001 to 2015, Reichard was a Program Director for the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs, where he taught Writing for Social Change and Art for Social Change, two interdisciplinary, college-level seminars that focused on the intersections of art, literature, creative writing, and social justice.
He lives in Saint Paul, MN with his spouse, poet James Cihlar.