William Boden was born in Queens, New York, in 1959 and spent his formative years in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. In 2000, he earned his BA in creative writing from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and he is currently an MFA candidate in the low-residency program of Queens University, Charlotte, North Carolina. The four chapbooks he published include Guest of Honor and Deep Rain. William is a visual artist and has had many exhibits, some that merged his acrylic paintings and photography with the work of other local poets. His artwork has moved into many private collections, and Boden’s ekphrastic poetry reflects his love for the arts. William and his wife, Theresa, make their home in Largo, Florida, and they like to spend time in the Black Mountain/Asheville area of North Carolina.