Bruce is the author of nine books of poetry and more than twenty poetry chapbooks. He was a cofounder and editor of Field and Ploughshares, and served as an editor at Judith Kitchen’s State Street Press. His reviews of contemporary poetry have appeared in many places, including The Nation and the New York Times Book Review. He is Professor and Chair of English and Director of Creative Writing at Wells College in Aurora, New York. He was recently awarded a Pushcart Prize.