Bruce Bond’s trilogy of sonnet sequences explores trauma and self-alienation and the power of imaginative life to heal—to reawaken with the past; to better understand its influence, both conscious and unconscious; to gain some measure of clarity, empathy, and freedom as we read the world around us.
Bruce Bond is the author of twenty-three books including, most recently, Immanent Distance: Poetry and the Metaphysics of the Near at Hand (University of Michigan Press, 2015), Black Anthem (Tampa Review Prize, University of Tampa Press, 2016), Gold Bee (Helen C. Smith Award, Crab Orchard Award, Southern Illinois University Press, 2016), Sacrum (Four Way Books, 2017), Blackout Starlight: New and Selected Poems 1997-2015 (E. Phillabaum Award, LSU, 2017), Rise and Fall of the Lesser Sun Gods (Elixir Poetry Prize, Elixir Press, 2018), Frankenstein’s Children (Lost Horse Press, 2018), Dear Reader (Free Verse Editions, 2018), and Plurality and the Poetics of Self (Palgrave, 2019). Other awards include Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry, River Styx International Poetry, Laurence Goldstein Poetry, Allen Tate, Richard Peterson, and fellowships from the NEA and the Texas Institute for the Arts. As a Regents Professor of English at the University of North Texas, he has received the Kesterson Award for Graduate Teaching, the Toulouse Scholars Award, and the UNT Foundation’s inaugural Eminent Faculty Award.
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