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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bruce Hubbard Guernsey  

Pen Name: Bruce H. Guernsey


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1944 in Boston, Massachusettes

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Illinois Connection

Guernsey lives in Charleston, Illinois and was an Associate Professor in the Department of English, Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Guernsey was an instructor of English at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virgina; a poet in residence at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virgina and an associate professor of English at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. He is currently retired and gives readings at colleges and universities. Guernsey is a contribuotr of poems to dozens of magazines, including ''Atlantic Monthly'', ''Nation'', ''Country Journal'', ''Yankee'', ''College English'' and ''Poetry''. He also has work represtented in anthologies, including:*Landscape and Distance: Contemporary Poets in Virginia, edited by Margaret Gibson and Richard Mc Cann, Univeristy Press of Virginia, 1975*Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of Poetry, edited by Alan Pater, Monitor Book, 1981*An Introduction to Poetry, 5th edition, edited by XJ Kennedy, Little, Brown, 1982

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The Invention of the Telephone
ISBN: 0935153071

Stormline Pr. 1987

January Thaw
ISBN: B001134TNO

Pittsburgh, 1982. 1982

The Lost Brigade
ISBN: 0974452491

Water Press and Media. 2005

Soldier's Home
ISBN: 0974452408

Water Press and Media. 2003

The first full-length collection from Bruce Guernsey since the award-winning January Thaw. This collection is Homeric in every sense. With such detail to line and the music of language, you almost forget the struggle of the search and the sorrow of loss.

New England Primer
ISBN: 1934999229

WordTech Communications. 2008


  • Irene Leache Award for Lyric Poetry from Virginia Poetry Society in 1969 for his poem ''Jamestown

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