William David Sherman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 24, 1940. He earned a BA from Temple University, and an MA and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also attended the Dickinson School of Law from 1974-75. In 1976 he founded Branch Redd Publications (now Branch Redd Books). Bill Sherman lived and taught in England from 1967 to 1982, and from 1992 to 1995 he lived on the island of Moorea, near Tahiti. His books of poetry include Tahitian Journals (Hearing Eye, 1990); Glimpses of India and Nepal (1988); She Wants to Go to Pago-Pago: Poems to Go Home On, Poems for Rejected Lovers (1986); Mermaids (Part I, 1977; revised edition, and Part II, 1985); Heart Attack and Spanish Songs in Mandaine Land (1981); The Horses of Gwyddno Garanhir (1976); and several chapbooks. He has also coauthored a film, On Maximus to Himself (with Theodora Cichy, 1967), and written two books on film: The Cinema of Orson Welles (1967) and The Landscape of Contemporary Cinema (with Leon Lewis, 1967). His articles, poems, and reviews have appeared in such journals as Atlantic Review, Journal of American Studies, Sight and Sound, Poetry Wales, Paper Air, Tamarisk, and Reality Studios.