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Professor Emeritus, Bruce Taylor

is the author of eight collections of poetry,  including The Longest You’ve Lived Anywhere: New & Selected Poems 2013, and  editor of eight anthologies including  the UPRIVER series of Wisconsin Poetry and Prose, Wisconsin Poetry (Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts & Letters), and, with Patti See,  Higher Learning, (Prentice Hall,)  

His poetry and translations have appeared in such places as The Chicago Review, The Columbia Review, The Formalist, Light, The Nation, The New York Quarterly, The Northwest Review, Rattle, Poetry and Rosebud. His is poetry is available online at Able Muse, The Cortland Review, Literary Salt,  Slow Trains , Verse Wisconsin, Your Daily Poem  and on Writer’s Almanac as read by Garrison Keillor.

His fiction has appeared in such anthologies  as Bar Stories, E2ink-1: the Best of the Online Journals , You Have Time for This: Contemporary American Short-Short Stories, Families, The Best Flash Fiction of the 21st Century and "Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction,. His fiction can be found online at The Arabesque Review , Slow Trains, and The Vestal Review.


Taylor has lectured at Jinan University in Zhuhai, People’s Republic of China, been a Senior Fulbright Fellow at Korero University, Seoul, South Korea, a member of the Literature Panel of the Wisconsin Arts Board and host of The Writer's Workshop: Wisconsin ETN and a program scholar and consultant for the Wisconsin Humanities Council, the Lila Wallace Foundation, the L.E. Phillips Library, the Annenberg/CPB Project and Drexel's University First Year Experience Program.  

He has won awards and Fellowships from the Wisconsin Arts Board, Fulbright-Hayes, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Council of Wisconsin Writers, the Bush Artist Foundation and the Excellence In Scholarship award from UWEC . He is the current Poet Laureate of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and lives in Lake Hallie, WI. with his wife, the writer Patti See.

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SELECTIONS FROM PITY THE WORLD, WHWC FM 88.3, produced by Mary Jo Wagner  for WPR 

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LINER NOTES: THE JOYNT  with videographer Chuck Frank, produced by Jo Garreth for  In Wisconsin, WHA-TV/DT, Madison

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-Contact:    taylorb@uwec.edu