William Tecku

Since co-publishing Overtime with poet William E. Olson in 1985, William Tecku has written fourteen chapbooks of poetry and fiction as well as a series of scrolls entitled “The Writing on the Wall.”

His writings have appeared in newspapers and publications such as the Wisconsin Academy Review, Lake Superior Magazine, the English Journal, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Great Lakes Calendar.   

Tecku's passion for the written and spoke word began when he produced the nationaly syndicated radio show "The Inner Ear American Literature Series" for seventy-seven public radio stations in thirty-three states.

He has shared the gift of writing to thousands of students by teaching high school English from 1985 to 2010. His students have won countless awards for their creative writing.

William has been a father and husband for 37 years. His loving family can provide testimony to his travels and tales but often under appreciates his attempts at humor.

He is a recipient of a poetry grant from the Witter Bynner Foundation, is an Arizona English Teachers Association "Teachers as Writers" award winner, a Lake Superior Writers Series poetry and fiction winner, and twice received the Mesa, Public Schools Staff Writing Award.