guys named Bill traces a journey from childhood to adulthood, through a marriage and beyond. The various characters named Bill are a thread running throughout the book, appearing as turning points in the narrator’s life. Ranging from darkly cynical to intimate, to humorous and blunt, the poems are ultimately optimistic, as the resilient narrator creates a new life from the remnants of the old.
About the Author
Leslie Greentree was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, and has lived in various parts of BC and Alberta, including Salmon Arm, McBride, Dawson Creek, Crowsnest Pass, Calgary, and Lethbridge. She works at the Red Deer Public Library as the Marketing Assistant and as an Information Services Assistant, which means her mind is filled with useless bits of trivia she pulls out as her only party trick. Her first book, guys named Bill, was published by Frontenac House as part of their poetry series Quartet 2002. Her second book, go-go dancing for Elvis was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. Leslie Greentree was the winner of the Howard O’Hagan Award for Short fiction.