Review of Winter Recipes From The Collective on NYJB

Bruce’s review of Louise Gluck’s Winter Recipes From The Collective, which was released in paperback on October 11, 2022, is now available on the New York Journal of Books website. “If poets are culinarians and books of poetry are formulaic collections of culinary art,” Bruce writes, “then Louise Glück, in her latest book, Winter Recipes From The Collective, is a starred Michelin chef or a master pâtissier in the careful dispensing of her poems’ edible delights.” Read the review HERE. And if you’d like to read Bruce’s latest poetry collection, The Broken Night, you can purchase a copy at or at


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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