Bruce Holsapple

“Big rusty truck
rolling slowly up behind
5 talking girls
on bicycle

sensing that
one glances nervously


Bruce works as a Speech-Language Pathologist in central New Mexico . He received a Ph.D. from SUNY Buffalo in 1991, working with Bob Creeley, and has taught at New Mexico Tech and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin . His published chapbooks include Air-Rose, Total Eclipse, Tourist, Observations and Much Adieux. He edited Contraband for ten years in Portland , Maine in the 1970’s and is now editor of Vox Audio. His poems have appeared in House Organ, Blue Mesa , First Intensity, and Sin Fronteras. An essay on Phil Whalen’s poetry recently appeared in Paideuma, and one on the verse line in W.C. Williams appeared last fall in the English Studies in Canada. He’s currently at work on a book entitled Wayward Shadow.

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* Performance photo by James M. Gay Jr.