William Garland teaches English and Creative Writing at The John Cooper School in The Woodlands, Texas, where he lives with his family, his dog, and a cat that he sometimes feeds. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of South Carolina.
His work appears in Story Houston, storySouth, The Tulane Review, Real South Magazine, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, and other literary journals and anthologies. His poem "Swimming Out by the Dam" was chosen by Ron Rash as the winner of One Columbia's "One Book, One Poem" contest, and his work recently appeared in Found Anew, an anthology published by The University of South Carolina Press. He is also a former editor of Yemassee and a former staff writer and frequent contributor to Jasper Magazine. He is currently traveling the backroads of Texas, looking for dive bars and roadside vendors. He'll tell you more about it when he figures out how to turn it into a book.