Bruce Lader

Bruce Lader

Winner of the 2010 Left Coast Eisteddfod Poetry Competition, Bruce Lader has received a writer-in-residence fellowship from The Wurlitzer Foundation and an honorarium from the College of Creative Studies at UC-Santa Barbara. His full-length collection, Discovering Mortality, was a finalist for the 2006 Brockman-Campbell Book Award. Fred Chappell, winner of the Bollingen Prize in poetry, says the book contains "Vivid evocations of childhood," and "enough strong material for several volumes. Kathryn Stripling Byer, former Poet Laureate of North Carolina, describes his second full-length volume, Landscapes of Longing, as a "powerful, unsparing, and yet tender book about the realities of self and culture that have assailed us since the beginning of human time." Acclaimed poet, Alan Shapiro, says the poems in Lader's most recent book, Embrace, are "poignant and thoughtful, witty, and intense," they "hold the reader in a verbal embrace and don't let go.

Lader's poems and essay about the Oceano Dunes photography of Robert Werling will appear in the 2011 volume, Wind Woven Wonder. A jazz enthusiast who has published many poems about the music, he is the Founding Director of Bridges Tutoring, an organization in Raleigh, North Carolina, educating multicultural students.


Fugitive Hope (Červená Barva Press) forthcoming in 2011.
Voyage of the Virtual Citizen (Lummox Press) forthcoming in 2011 .
Embrace (Big Table Publishing, 2010).
Landscapes of Longing (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2009).
Discovering Mortality (March Street Press, 2005).
Buoy on the Water (Hub Publications, 1979).


Bruce Lader's poems have appeared in over 100 publications, including: Poetry, New York Quarterly, International Poetry Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Humanist, Harpur Palate, New Millennium Writings, Fulcrum, Confrontation, Poet Lore, Cloudbank, Blue Earth Review, Contemporary Verse 2, Roanoke Review, Malahat Review, and Against Agamemnon: War Poems anthology.

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