Bill Tremblay is an award-winning poet with nine full-length books spanning from 1971 to the present day. He is also the author of a novel, The June Rise, which is the story of Antoine Janis who married Red Cloud’s sister, First Elk Woman, and who helped the Oglala Sioux to survive the Plains Indian Wars.
As a novelist, editor and reviewer, Tremblay's work has appeared in eight full-length volumes of poetry including Crying In the Cheap Seats (University of Massachusetts Press), The Anarchist Heart (New Rivers Press), Home Front (Lynx House Press), Second Sun: New & Selected Poems (L'Epervier Press), and Duhamel: Ideas of Order in Little Canada (BOA Editions, Ltd.).
He was Editor-in-Chief of Colorado Review for 15 years, served as a member of the Program Directors Council of the Associated Writing Programs (AWP) and is the recipient of the John F. Stern Distinguished Professor award for his thirty years teaching in and directing the M.F.A. Creative Writing Program at Colorado State University. He also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Commission for a Lectureship in American Literature in Portugal, and the artists' colony at Yaddo.
Early on in this “based-on-a-true-story” book, Pete, the central character and narrator, makes clear that something ominous lies ahead when he says wistfully:
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