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Bruce Bond's trilogy of sonnet sequences explores trauma and self-alienation and the power of imaginative life to heal--to reawaken with the past; to better understand its influence, both conscious and unconscious; to gain some measure of clarity, empathy, and freedom as we read the world around us.
Etruscan Press, 9781733674140, 144pp.
Publication Date: November 10, 2020
About the Author
Bruce Bond is the author of twenty-three books including, most recently, Immanent Distance: Poetry and the Metaphysics of the Near at Hand(U of MI, 2015), Black Anthem (Tampa Review Prize, U of Tampa, 2016), Gold Bee (Helen C. Smith Award, Crab Orchard Award, Southern Illinois University Press, 2016), Sacrum (Four Way Books, 2017), Blackout Starlight: New and Selected Poems 1997-2015 (E. Phillabaum Award, LSU, 2017), Rise and Fall of the Lesser Sun Gods (Elixir Poetry Prize, Elixir Press, 2018), Frankenstein's Children (2018) and Dear Reader (Free Verse Editions, 2018). Five books are forthcoming, including the critical book Plurality and the Poetics of Self (Palgrave). Other honors include the Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Award, River Styx International Poetry Award, Laurence Goldstein Poetry Award, the Allen Tate Award, the Natalie Ornish Best Book of Poetry Prize, the Colladay Award, the Richard Peterson Prize, the Knightville Poetry Award, the New South Poetry Award, and fellowships from the NEA and the Texas Institute for the Arts. At UNT, he has received the Kesterson Award for Graduate Teaching, the Toulouse Scholars Award, and the UNT Foundation's inaugural Eminent Faculty Award.