William Stratton teaches writing in various genres and forms and at all levels in higher education. He writes and publishes poetry and fiction, and hopes to have his first novel in print before he expires. Though he's been a reporter, editor, bartender, cook, camp counselor, and a dozen other paying occupations, he's most at home (and happiest) in the classroom, co-creating educational narratives with engaged students. He's just starting with Champlain College, but hopes to continue to be a part of the experience for many years to come.
Stratton is the author of two collections of poetry, These Things Too Have Shape and Under The Water Was Stone. You can find his books and various other works online with a quick google search.
He works with children and young adults in the summer through various summer camps; he enjoys hiking and being active, to balance out his more stationary pursuits, like writing and gaming.
Stratton earned an MFA from the University of New Hampshire, is a father to two, and likes to pretend he has free time when talking to other adults.
"It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it."