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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bruce Cutler  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1930 in Evanston, Illinois

-- Bruce Cutler on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Cutler was born in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cutler was an educator and poet. In addition to penning nearly a dozen volumes of prose, taught English and humanities at Wichita State University. He was responsible for developing the creative writing program there during the late 1960's and in 1978 was named Adele M. Davis Distinguishe Professor of Humanities.

Selected Titles At Your Library

A west wind rises :
ISBN: 0939391260. OCLC Number:

Woodley Press :. Topeka, Kan. :. ©1999.

The massacre at Sand Creek :
ISBN: 0806129905. OCLC Number:

University of Oklahoma Press,. Norman :. ©1995.

A fictionalized account of the massacre by the U.S. Army of a Cheyenne village after it had raised the white flag. The event occurred in 1864 in Colorado. The commander, Colonel John Chivington, was never brought to justice, while Captain Silas Soule, who with his company refused to participate, was killed as a traitor. Five hundred people died. By the author of The Dark Fire.

Seeing the darkness :
ISBN: 1886157162. OCLC Number:

BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kansas City,. Kansas City :. ©1998.

At war with Mexico :
ISBN: 0806132647. OCLC Number:

University of Oklahoma Press,. Norman :. ©2001.


  • The Year of the Green Wave,
  • First Book Poetry Award in 1960 from the University of Nebraska