William C. Crawford Photo credit: Andrew Dye/Winston-Salem Journal

William C. Crawford
Photo credit: Andrew Dye/Winston-Salem Journal

Jim Provencher

Jim Provencher


William C. Crawford is a writer & photographer based in Winston-Salem, NC. He was a combat photojournalist in Vietnam. He has published extensively in various formats including fiction, creative nonfiction, memoirs, book reviews, and essays. His new book is highlighted elsewhere on this site. He had a parallel career as a social worker and community organizer. There, he wrote biting editorials on behalf of the powerless such as abused children, the frail elderly, and victims of enforced state sterilizations. He is known as Crawdaddy to his Yellow Lab, Scout.

Jim Provencher is a veteran teacher, poet , and lens man from Sydney, Australia. He met Crawdaddy while they were both US Army journalists at Ft. Hood, Texas in 1970. He is a master teacher of poetry whose successful methods have been highlighted in books instructing classroom teachers in the US. Jimmy Pro is an expert on Bob Dylan and minimalist art. He is a frequent protagonist in short stories by Crawdaddy chronicling their travels. Jim is finishing up a volume of poetry focusing on the US/Mexico border  which he has traveled extensively.