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.

Pushcart Nomination

Bruce’s poem, “The Wet on Milan Street,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2016! You may find the poem in Kindred Literary Magazine’s 2016 Mason-Dixon Issue. Click to get to Anchor & Plume Press

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Bruce will have two poems in the upcoming KINDRED MAGAZINE’S Mason-Dixon issue

The upcoming Mason-Dixon Issue of Kindred Magazine (Anchor & Plume Press issue #11, 2016) will feature two of Bruce’s poems: “The Wet on Milan Street” “Breathing In, Breathing Out” These poems are part of a continuum of Bruce’s poetry about New … Continue reading

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Book Review: Head Off and Split, by Nikky Finney

Nikki is a masterful poet and Head Off and Split is like the cream that rises to the top of a glass bottle of unpasteurized milk… it’s just so darned good you want more and more. An amazing collection from a truly incredible … Continue reading

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AN UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY MENTIONED IN STAR-TRIBUNE

An Undiscovered Country by Bruce Arlen Wasserman (Horace Simerman Literary Press 2011) was recently mentioned in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The collection of poems takes a multidimensional look at the nature of love, transporting readers across the sedimentary layers of … Continue reading

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TRAVELING WITH AN UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY

An Undiscovered Country (Horace Simerman Literary Press, 2011) continues to expand in its reach worldwide. The collection of poetry by author Bruce Arlen Wasserman traveling through the length and breadth of love, exposes the core of this most common denominator … Continue reading

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AN UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY SPREADS ITS WINGS

An Undiscovered Country (Horace Simerman Press, 2011) is going further in its travels around the globe. The collection of poems by Bruce Arlen Wasserman exploring love in all its dimensions, is now being sold in Norway, Finland and Sweden and … Continue reading

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POETRY IN EUROPE AND JAPAN

An Undiscovered Country (Horace Simerman Press, 2011) is now being sold in France, Germany, the UK and Japan. The collection of poems exploring love’s dimensions in a new and unique way, has been receiving very positive reviews. “Like the “love … Continue reading

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AN UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY TRAVELING THE WORLD

A recent web search has found Bruce Arlen Wasserman’s newly released An Undiscovered Country (Horace Simerman Press, 2011) traveling the world, with retailers in Croatia (superbookstore), Australia, the UK and other worldwide locations now stocking this groundbreaking exploration of love in … Continue reading

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AN UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY LISTINGS EXPANDING

An Undiscovered Country is now listed in the APAIS Thesaurus at the National Library of Australia. The collection of poems by Bruce Arlen Wasserman, delving into the nature of love in all its dimensions, was released by Horace Simerman Literary … Continue reading

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3 POETS FOR A CAUSE A SUCCESS

3 Poets for a Cause was a success. The event highlighted Poets Bruce Arlen Wasserman, Jack Martin and William Stanford as well as Denver soloist Bev Barber, to a wonderfully interactive audience at the Mandolin Café in Loveland, Colorado on … Continue reading

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