Editing Completed for A Cowboy Who’s in Love

I have completed the final editing of A Cowboy Who’s in Love, my collection of poetry exploring love from the point of view of a working cowboy.

The collection is divided into four sections, alternating the long time tradition of storytelling rhyme in cowboy poetry with free verse. Each section presents a different perspective of the nature and effect of love in a cowboy’s life.

The strong influence of the natural environment of the West plays heavily in these poems, which are meant open a window into the interaction of love and life, exposing a cowboy’s experiences, heartaches, joys, hopes and fears.

I am currently in the query process for the manuscript.

About Bruce Arlen Wasserman

Bruce Arlen Wasserman assembled his first poetry manuscript with a typewriter on the kitchen table when he was seventeen, farmed and worked as a blacksmith, drove a tractor-trailer in college, edited professional journals, wrote as a freelance journalist and is a dentist. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, was a semi-finalist for the Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers, a semi-finalist for the Proverse Prize and won the Anna Davidson Rosenberg 2019 Poetry Award. He writes poetry and fiction. His book, THE BROKEN NIGHT, was published by Finishing Line Press in July, 2022. Bruce received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a literary critic for the New York Journal of Books. His writing has been published in the Proverse Poetry Prize Anthology, The Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review, The River Heron Review, Kindred Literary Magazine, the Broad River Review, Cathexis Northwest Press, High Shelf Literary Magazine, Wild Roof Journal and the Washington Independent Review of Books. Beyond writing, he creates visual art as a potter at Bruce Arlen Wasserman Studio, where he draws from the reservoir of poetry and his experience in working iron and wood, correlating a continued exploration of language, function and esoteric form.
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