Bill Meissner is the author of 7 books, most recently, his first novel, SPIRITS IN THE GRASS, [U of Notre Dame Press], the story of a small town ballplayer who discovers the remains of a Native American burial ground on a baseball field. His most recent poetry book is AMERICAN COMPASS [Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2004]. Meissner grew up in Iowa and Wisconsin and is the Director of Creative Writing at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.His press can be contacted at: www.undpress.nd.edu 1-800-621-8476The UND Press recommends SPIRITS IN THE GRASS as an excellent title for book clubs and reading groups. See the link on their website with the book.