Will Reger was born and raised in the St. Louis, Missouri area. He has been writing poetry since the 7th grade, and has published in a wide variety of print and on-line publications, including Dialogue, Herontree.com, Hymns Today, Deepwater Literary Review, AmericanTanka.com, and Vermilion Literary Project. Most recently, his work has been accepted by Front Porch Review, Chiron Review, VerseWrights.com, and the Paterson Literary Review. He is a founding member of the CU (Champaign-Urbana) Poetry Group (cupoetry.com). He has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and currently teaches at Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. He lives in Champaign, Illinois, with his wife, Mary, with whom he has raised four children. When he is not teaching or writing poetry, he collects flutes, plays flutes, and sometimes even writes poems about flutes.