William Stobb

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William Stobb is an American poet.


William Stobb was born in Little Falls, Minnesota, graduated from the University of North Dakota and the University of Nevada. He teaches at University of Wisconsin–La Crosse.

His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, American Literary Review, North Dakota Quarterly,[1] Denver Quarterly.

His monthly column on poetry and poetics, “Hard to Say”, is podcast by miPOradio. He co-curated with David Krump, a monthly reading series at The Pump House Regional Arts Center for seven years. Stobb works as Associate Editor for Conduit.

He is scheduled for a panel for the 2010 Association of Writers & Writing Programs.[2]

He lives in La Crosse, Wisconsin.[3][4]


  • 1994 Academy of American Poets' Thomas McGrath Award
  • 2000 Nevada Arts Council Poetry Fellowship
  • 2006 National Poetry Series


  • "Absentia"; "Natural History", The Offending Adam 001.2, 2010
  • "In a Mountain Pasture "; "Some Purple"; "Release"; "In/and", Jacket 35, 2008
  • "Pointless Channel"; "I Struggle to Live in Harmony / with the Forms", Pistol Magazine, March 7, 2008
  • Artifact Eleven: Desert Poems. Reno: Black Rock. 2010. University of Nevada.
  • Nervous Systems. Penguin Books. 2007. ISBN 978-0-14-311199-3.
  • For Better Night Vision: Poems. Reno: Black Rock. 2001. University of Nevada.
  • Forthcoming: Absentia. Penguin Books. 2011.


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