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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


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

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