University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire
Bruce Taylor taught Composition, Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire from 1972-2007.
He has lectured at Jinan University in Zhuhai, People's Republic of China, been a Senior Fulbright Fellow at Koreyo University, Seoul, South Korea, a member of the Literature Panel of the Wisconsin Arts Board and host of The Writer's Workshop: Wisconsin ETN ,as well as 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 was Poet Laureate of Eau Claire, Wisconsin from 2011-2016 and is current curator of Local Lit for Volume One. He lives with his wife, the writer, Patti See on Lake Hallie.
He is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, including The Longest You've Lived Anywhere: New & Selected Poems 2013, five chapbooks including and editor of eight anthologies including Wisconsin Poetry (Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts & Letters), and with Patti See, Higher Learning, (Prentice Hall 3rd ed.) 2011.
His poetry and translations have appeared in such places as: A Year of Being Here, Able Muse, The Cortland Review , The Formalist, Literary Salt, Light, The Nation, The New York Quarterly, The Northwest Review, Peacock Journal, Poetry, Rattle, Rosebud, Six Fold, Slow Trains, Verse Wisconsin, Your Daily Poem and on Writer's Almanac.
His fiction has appeared in such magazines and anthologies as The Arabesque Review, Bar Stories, Carve, 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 ,Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, Slow Trains, and The Vestal Review.
AVAILABLE FOR READINGS, WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING:
“The Muse in the Machine: Creative Computing for Teachers and Writers”: Using Microsoft Word to inspire and enable teachers, students, and writers
“Life Writing: Writing for Your Life:: The pleasures and rewards of life long writing for lifelong learners
CURRICULUM VITA (selected) 9/5/2018
University of Arkansas, M.F.A., 1972, Creative Writing; University of Arkansas, M.A., 1972, English; Bridgewater State College,1968, English/Drama
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:
Creative Writing, Contemporary American Literature, Modern Poetry, The Literature of Love and Romance, The Great White Male, The Art of the Adaptation, The First Year Experience
2011-2015 Poet Laureate, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; 2013 -- present Curator, Local Lit, ; 2012 Judge, Able Muse Poetry Prize; 2012- 2017 Creator and Director of “Third Thursday @ The Gallery,” in conjunction with the Eau Claire Regional Arts Council at The State Theater; 2012-2014 Creator and Director of “OUTLOUD” at The Acoustic Café, Eau Claire Wi; 2011-2015 Creator and Director of Writers Read, L.E. Phillips Memorial Library, Eau Claire Wi.; 2008 Invited Lecturer (Five Lectures) Jinan University, Zhuhai, People’s Republic of China: 2007 Final judge for annual poetry award for Wisconsin People and Ideas ; 2006 Program Scholar, L.E. Phillips Memorial Library, Eau Claire Wisconsin; 2000;Consultant, Drexel University FYE Program Development and Implementation: The First Year Experience; 1999
Program Scholar for The Booker Prize, a series of four presentations on recent Booker Award Winning Novels at the Eau Claire Public Library, funded by The Wisconsin Humanities Council; 1998 Program Scholar for John Updike’s America, a series of four presentations on The Rabbit Tetralogy at the Eau Claire Public Library, funded by The Wisconsin Humanities Council; 1995 Program Scholar for The Genius of Toni Morrison, a series of four presentations on selected novels by Toni Morrison at the Eau Claire Public Library, funded by the Wisconsin Humanities Council; 1994 Program Scholar for Poets in Person, a series of five presentations on selected Contemporary American Poets at the Eau Claire Public Library, funded by The Wisconsin Humanities Council.
1990-1993 Editorial Board The Wisconsin Academy Review; 1988-1992 Poetry Editor, Transactions: Journal of Wisconsin Academy of Arts and Sciences; 1979-1994 Editor and Publisher of Upriver Press; 1974-1978 Editor/Publisher Red Weather Press.
AWARDS AND HONORS (selected)
2018 Next Door, Nominated for Best of the Webb Award by Postcard Poems and Prose
2017, Finalist, Writer’s Digest Poetry Award; 2016 ;
2015 Finalist River Styx Schlafly Beer Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest ;
2015 “Good News Bad News” nominated by Rattle for Pushcart Press 2015 Best of the Small Press Award;
2012 Finalist New Ohio Review Poetry Prize;
2005 "Defending Your Spouse," finalist, The Sherwood Anderson Award for Short Fiction offered by the Mid-Atlantic Review, Bowling Green University;
2002 Short Fiction, winner of a Mild Horse Press Anthology Best of the Webb Award; 2002; Short Fiction, “
The Second Person” finalist in the sponsored by ;
2002 1st Place National Poetry Award offered by Cleveland State University;
1998 Poem “Foreigner” selected to be included in the Midwest Express Center Public Art Project. The poem is incorporated as an architectural part of the Midwest Express Center ;
1996 Finalist, Robert Penn Warren Award for Poetry, Cumberland Review;
1993 Bush Artist Fellowship ($33,000), Bush Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota;
1984 Finalist, Starrett Award for Poetry, University of Pittsburgh Press;
1983 Senior Lecturer, Fulbright-Hays Award, Koreyo University, South Korea;
1981 Wisconsin Arts Board Creative Writing Fellowship ($3000): Judge, James Merrill;
1977 Editor, Publisher of “Red Weather,” listed by Pushcart Press Best of the Small Press as “one of America’s outstanding literary magazines.”;
1976 Advisor to NOTA, winner of 2nd (75) and 1st (76) CCLM/NEH Contest for Undergraduate Creative Writing Magazines;
1972 Kenneth Patchen Award for Poetry, University of Arkansas.
COURSES TAUGHT (selected)
English Composition, Introduction to Creative Writing, American Literature: 1945-present, The Film and Fiction of the Vietnam War, Poetry Workshop, Fiction Workshop, Contemporary American Poetry, Love in Western Literature, The Great White Male, Honors: Love in the Western World, Honors: The Art of the Adaptation.
PAPERS PRESENTED (selected)
Writer’s Festival, Adelaide, South Australia
POEMS (Magazines & Journals)
Able Muse, Abraxus, American Journal of Poetry, The Anglican Theological Review, California Quarterly, Calliope: A Journal of Women’s Literature, The Chariton Review, The Chicago Tribune (Today’s Poets Page), The Cream City Review,The Cortland Review “Every Day Poems,The Exquisite Corpse, The Formalist, Glyph, Greensboro Review, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, The Hamline Journal, Hayden Ferry Review, The Journal, Kansas Quarterly, Light, The Little Magazine, The Midwest Quarterly, The Nation, The New Orleans Review, The New York Quarterly, Poetry Northeast, The Northwest Review, Passages North, Poetry, Rattle, The Rocky Mountain Review, Six Fold, , Wisconsin People & Ideas, Wisconsin Academy of Art & Sciences, Writer’s Almanac. NPR
… and Love, , , , " Main Street Issue: Poems of Protest. Of Burgers & Barrooms, New Poetry from the Midwest 2017, Poetry from the Midwest,,
Dialogue, Carve, ,
; " Best American Flash Fiction of the 21st Century; Brevity: A Short Short-Short Primer; FAMILIES: The Frontline of Pluralism; You Have Time for This: Contemporary American Short-Short Stories;; Short on Sugar, High on Honey: Micro Love Stories;
; 2011; The Longest You’ve Lived Anywhere: New & Selected Poems 2013, Upriver Press, 2012; In Other Words, Upriver Press, 2014; Poetry Sex Love Music Booze & Death. Upriver Press, 2018
Cameron University, Lawton, O,K, Tom's Burnt Down Cafe, Madeline Island, WI, 12th Annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival, Eau Claire, St Clair College, Port Huron, MI. Poetry Love Sex Music Booze & Death, Book Launch, The Local Store Gallery,