Bill Quist (aka Billy, William, Leon) was born & raised in South Dakota, lived in Wisconsin for 25 years, and currently resides in Minneapolis. He spent 4 years in the US Navy, 10 years getting a 4-year degree, and 30 years working at a soul-sucking corporation.


His poems have won prizes from Wisconsin People & Ideas, the South Dakota State Poetry Society, and the League of Minnesota Poets, and have appeared in Wisconsin People & Ideas, Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf, Wisconsin Poets' Calendar, Pasque Petals, Red Booth Review, Free Verse, and other more obscure places.