Bill Griffin is a family physician in rural North Carolina. His poems have appeared in numerous publications, and he has published several collections, most recently Crossing the River (Main Street Rag, 2017) and Riverstory : Treestory (Orchard Street, 2018).He has served on the Board of the North Carolina Poetry Society for almost two decades and showcases the work of Carolina poets at his blog: griffinpoetry.com. In 2008, Bill and his wife, Linda French Griffin, collaborated on Snake Den Ridge, a Bestiary, an illustrated book of poems set in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In 2010, the choral suite The Wanderer’s Carols, lyrics by Bill and music by Mark Daniel Merritt, premiered for Christmas at Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina. In 2012, Bill spent a week at the North Carolina Zoological Park as Poet in Residence for the Poetry of Conservation project.