William J. Harris

William J. Harris is the director of the creative writing program at the University of Kansas. He is the author of a critical study, The Poetry and Poetics of Amiri Baraka, and editor of The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader. Among his poetry collections are Hey Fella Would You Mind Holding This Piano a Moment, In My Own Dark Way, and Crooners. He has poems forthcoming in Flint Hills Review and Catamaran Literary Review