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Winner of the Four Lakes Prize
in Poetry
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Photo Credit: Todd Follett

about the author 

Bruce Snider is the author of three poetry collections, Fruit, (University of Wisconsin Press, Spring 2020); Paradise, Indiana (Pleiades Press, 2013); and The Year We Studied Women (University of Wisconsin Press, 2003). He is co-editor of The Poem’s Country: Place & Poetic Practice (Pleiades Press, 2018). His poems and essays have appeared in the American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, Harvard Review, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Poetry, Threepenny Review, UTNE, and ZYZZYVA, among others. His awards include a 2023 NEA fellowship, a James A. Michener Fellowship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, the Jenny McKean Writer-in-Washington award, the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize, the Felix Pollack Prize in Poetry, the Four Lakes Prize in Poetry, as well residencies from Yaddo, the Millay Colony, the Amy Clampitt House, the James Merrill House, VCCA, and the Bogliasco Foundation. He lives in Baltimore and teaches in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.



The Poem's Country: 

Place & Poetic Practice

Paradise, Indiana

The Year We Studied


My Books

Original and rhapsodic, rich in tender details, Bruce Snider's beautiful book is driven by acceptance: the rarest of spiritual truths.


author of The Road to Emmaus and The Clerk's Tale

  • March 5, 2020 5:30PM-7:30PM Healing the Divide Reading, Radius Gallery, 106 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio, TX 

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  • March 5, 2020 8:00PM-10:00PM, MOB THE OCHO Reading, Ocho Bar, The Havana Hotel, 1015 Navarro Street, San Antonio, TX, 78205 

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  • March 6, 2020 1:30PM-2:30PM, Book Signing, University of Wisconsin Press Table, AWP Book Fair, AWP Conference, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX 

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  • March 7, 2020 9:00AM-10:15AM, Panel: On Grading the Creative Writing Workshop in the 21st Century, Room 006B, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Riverlevel, AWP Conference, San Antonio, TX 

  • April 3, 2020 CANCELED, Reading with Lysley Tenorio, Desperate Literature, Calle Campomanes, 13, Madrid, M 28103 

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  • April 30, 2020 7:00PM-8:00PM, Zoom Reading, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA

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  • August 30, 2020 Time TBA, Bay Area Book Release: Reading and Signing with Lysley Tenorio, Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122  

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  • September 18, 2020 Zoom Reading 12:30pm-1:30pm EST, with poet Richard Scott, Desperate Literature, Calle Campomanes, 13, Madrid, M 28103 

  • January 25, 2021 Zoom Reading 6:30pm PST, with poets Barbara Jane Reyes and Brian Dempster, University of San Francisco Faculty Reading, San Francisco 

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  • May 5, 2021 Online Reading 5pm PDT -6pm PDT, with poets David Meischen and Jill Alexander Essbaum, Bookworks reading series. To register, visit the Bookworks Event Page: 

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