Bill Holm Witness Poetry

Bill Holm was a frequent participant at Writers Rising Up’s workshops. He often read and lectured with fellow Minnesota author Carol Bly at Writers Rising Up’s events held at the Minnesota Landscape Abroretum. Carol and Bill would listen intently to each other. Bill overflowed with stories and memories,  wisdom and experiences in the retelling of every day life.  Recollections  filled with humor, pathos and the realities of misfits and loosers,  Holm still tells us through his writing how Holidays measure the passing of our lives from birth to death.  Garrison Keillor called Bill, “the tallest radical humorist in the Midwest.”


Writers Rising Up 2006 Earth Day Workshop at Minnesota Landscape Arbortum with Bill Holm and Carol Bly.


Many writers have been successfully submitting to  Winter in Variations: Bill Holm Witness Poetry Contest.

This year the submission deadline is December 15, 2017

Submission Guidelines at this Link.

Submit at our Submittable Link for 2017.

Writers Rising Up 2006 Earthday Workshop  at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum with Bill Holm and Carol Bly.