William Rhys Dekle was born in Tokyo, Japan and grew up in Register, Georgia. He was educated at Phillips Academy Andover and Yale University. He grew up on a steady diet of confessional and modernist poets; he strives to impart a sense of fleeting intimacy and cold observation into his work. He adores poems that raise questions; and tries to avoid easy answers. His first book of poetry, And Burn Everything As I Go, will soon be published by Three Lakes Press. While writing is a meaningful facet of his life, Rhys holds an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School. He is currently an executive in the video game industry and lives in Redmond, Washington. He has a wife and daughter and is thankful to be alive.