Bill Gainer is known for the openness of his confessional poetry and is recognized as one of the founding contributors to the modern movement of “After Hours Poetry“. Gainer says, “My poetry is written with an economy of words. I believe that the strongest way for poetry to achieve its goal, to express an emotion or feeling, is through the minimal poem.” Gainer has contributed to the literary scene as a writer, editor, promoter, publicist and poet. He is a co-founder and current board member of the Nevada County Poetry Series. Gainer has read and worked with a wide range of poets and writers, including readings on KUSF with Punk-Rocker Patti Smith and performances with California’s Poet Laureate, Al Young. Gainer is nationally published and continues to be a sought after reader. He can be previewed at BillGainer.com.
Bill Gainer interview, recorded by Mark Noble, at Deep Vellum Books, Dallas, Texas on 7/21/2017.
Intro and exit music provided by James Vernon, from the James Vernon Trio recording, House of Jazz.
Photo by Ryan Snellman