POEM Bruce Bond

NWR Issue 100


As a boy I bought a poster of Hitler,
not because I liked him. I don’t know.
Fact is, I’m not sure why I bought it,
save the storm and stress of his brow,
the cold eye that nearly killed my father....

Bruce Bond is the author of eight published books of poetry, most recently The Visible (LSU, 2012), Peal (Etruscan, 2009), and Blind Rain (Finalist, The Poet’s Prize, LSU, 2008). His tetralogy entitled Choir of the Wells was released by Etruscan Press in May 2013. In addition he has two other books forthcoming: The Other Sky (poems in collaboration with the painter Aron Wiesenfled, Etruscan Press) and For the Lost Cathedral (LSU Press). Presently he is a Regents Professor of English at the University of North Texas and Poetry Editor for American Literary Review.

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