Bruce Snider is the author of The Year We Studied Women, selected by Kelly Cherry for the Felix Pollak Prize in poetry from the University of Wisconsin Press. His work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, PN Review, Ninth Letter and Prairie Schooner. He has been a James A. Michener fellow in poetry and playwriting at the University of Texas Michener Center for Writers as well as a Wallace Stegner fellow and Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University. He currently lives and teaches in San Francisco.
During his time in Stonington, he will be working on his second collection, currently called, “Paradise, Indiana.” It contains meditations on subjects as varied as an abandoned small town gay bar, a taxidermy convention, the largest bat colony in the Midwest, as well as a series of personal narratives.