Author Archives: Bruce Arlen Wasserman

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.

Book Giveaway on Goodreads

Hurry to enter our FREE GIVEAWAY of five signed, first edition copies of my just released book, THE BROKEN NIGHT, on Goodreads.com! Goodreads Book Giveaway The Broken Night by Bruce Arlen Wasserman Giveaway ends September 18, 2022. See the giveaway … Continue reading

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THE BROKEN NIGHT NOW AVAILABLE

Released July 15th, my latest poetry collection, THE BROKEN NIGHT, is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Alibris and many other booksellers as well as your local bookstore. Betsy Sholl, Author of House of Sparrows, Otherwise Unseeable, Rough Cradle and Late Psalm, says, “In The Broken … Continue reading

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Almost Here: THE BROKEN NIGHT

My latest poetry collection, THE BROKEN NIGHT, is scheduled to release from Finishing Line Press around July 15th. Read what reviewers have said: In The Broken Night Bruce Wasserman performs the poet’s task of breaking bread with the dead.  In the book’s elegant … Continue reading

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Review of Michael Wasson’s SWALLOWED LIGHT, Copper Canyon Press, by Bruce Arlen Wasserman at NY Journal of Books

Just posted is my review of Michael Wason’s groundbreaking poetry collection, Swallowed Light, released by Copper Canyon Press (Twitter: @CopperCanyonPrs, Instagram: Copper_Canyon_Press) on May 10th, 2022. Through his poems, Wasson has unearthed the buried bones of generations and brought their … Continue reading

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New Book Release

Finishing Line Press Publishes The Broken Night Poetry Chapbook I am pleased to announce my poetry chapbook, The Broken Night, will be released by Finishing Line Press July 15, 2022. Read what reviewers have said: “In The Broken Night Bruce Wasserman performs the … Continue reading

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“Clay,” “66,” and “How to Lose a Mother” published by Cathexis

I am happy to share that my poems, “Clay,” “66” and “How to Lose a Mother,” complete with their audio tracks, have been published by Cathexis Northwest Press in their December, 2020 issue. Click this link to access the print … Continue reading

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My Book Review: Shrapnel Maps, on NYJB website

My review of Shrapnel Maps, by Philip Metres, is now available to read on the New York Journal of Books website. Read it here https://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/shrapnel-maps

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My Poem, “From Rechavia,” wins Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award for 2019, 2nd Place

I am pleased to announce that my poem, “From Rechavia,” has won 2nd place in the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award for 2019. & here it is: From Rechavia ©bruce arlen wasserman, no publication without author permission There is a scent … Continue reading

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“What to Do While Waiting in Boston” released in the Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review

I am pleased to announce that my poem, “What to Do While Waiting in Boston,” has been published in the beautifully assembled Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review issue recently released. Click the link to read it.

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Review: When Rap Spoke Straight To God

My review of Erica Dawson’s groundbreaking long poem, When Rap Spoke Straight to God is now at New York Journal of Books. Click to read it.

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