Bruce says: I assembled my first poetry manuscript at the age of seventeen and farmed and worked as a blacksmith in my twenties. I received a BA in Mass Communications from Winona State University, a DDS from University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry and my MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. In 2016, I was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
My literary career has spanned work in news and periodicals, as a freelancer and an editor of professional journals. My publications include three poetry chapbooks and a full-length collection of poetry, An Undiscovered Country (2011). I querying a poetry manuscript and a current novel and work as a reviewer for the New York Journal of Books and the Washington Independent Review of Books. At other times, I create visual art as a potter, perform as a musician in a band, train horses on occasion and am a dentist in clinical practice.