has been teaching high school since 1984. He has coached tennis and baseball on and off through those years, and has raised two boys into good men. billy is the author of three books of fiction. The Man with Two Arms, How to Hold a Woman, The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories,
and one book of something else, Meanwhile, Roxy Mourns.
He is a Nelson Algren Fiction Award winner and the founder and managing editor of Polyphony Lit,
a student-run, international literary magazine for high school writers and editors. You can learn more about it at www.polyphonylit.org