Bill Dodd was born in Lancaster, UK. After moving to Italy he taught English Literature at the universities of Bologna and Siena for over forty years, specialising in Shakespeare. He now divides his days between writing poetry and working on his wife’s flower farm. He has published in various British magazines including Stand, The New Writer, Other Poetry, The Red Wheelbarrow. His most recent publication (2015) is titled Sightings (Spring Onion Press).