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[[File:Grits.jpg‎‎|left|]]'''Side of Grits''' was a underground literary zine consisting of poetry, short stories, reviews, interviews, essays, art and photography published online. Only two issues were produced.  
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[[File:Gainer.jpg‎‎|left|]]'''Bill Gainer''', full name William S. Gainer (b. 17 February 1949) is an American poet, essayist, editor, and publisher.
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''Side of Grits'' debuted on November 2, 2008. It was founded by poet [[Michele McDannold]] as a project of [[Rural Messengers Press]]. McDannold also served as fiction editor for ''Grits'' with [[Wayne Mason]] as the poetry editor.
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Gainer was born in Oakland, California. He spent his early years in the San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay Areas of California. Gainer earned his BA in Management at St. Mary's College and his MPA in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.  
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Rural Messengers Press nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2008 including work published in ''Side of Grits''. The pieces nominated were “The View From Mulholland DR” by [[Luis Rivas]], “Of Cannon Fire and Misstepped March” by [[Chris Stanifer]], “Postcard From a Day That Didn't Try Very Hard” by [[William Taylor Jr.]], “dead leaves” by [[Peycho Kanev]], and “Daddy’s Mold” by [[Mathias Nelson]].
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Gainer lived in Santa Cruz, Aptos and Watsonville areas of Santa Cruz County until his early thirties when he relocated to the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California; where, as of 2012, he continues to live and work.
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The second and final issue of ''Side of Grits'' debuted on February 20, 2009. The archives remain online.
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Gainer is the owner/operator of [[R.L. Crow Publications]]. He is a co-founder and current board member of the Nevada County Poetry Series. Gainer is a featured contributor to and performer in the documentary film, “I Began To Speak”, produced by former Sacramento State graduate students [[B.L. Kennedy]] and [[Linda Thorell]]. He is recognized as one of the founding contributors to the modern movement of "After Hours Poetry", a form of confessional poetry considered an out growth or sub-genre of “Meat Poetry”.  
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