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Bruce Snider

Bruce Snider is the author of the poetry collections Paradise, Indiana (Pleiades/LSU, 2012)and The Year We Studied Women (Wisconsin, 2003). His poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, the Kenyon Review, the Gettysburg Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, the Threepenny Review, and The Best American Poetry. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford, he’s an assistant professor at the University of San Francisco.


Elegy for the Bully

Summer 2016 | Poetry

You have always been nosebleed 
     and nail-bite, the spit-shined halls 
where you harvested us with your tribal 
     clang. Too long we saw your face 
in every shadow, felt the whole forest 
     await your arrival like a nagging frost.  


Summer 2016 | Poetry

All day I’ve followed roads. Have I come that far?
Terre Haute, Greencastle. Kokomo’s not close, but not far.