Grace Bauer


Lincoln, NE
Nebraska US

Author's Bio

Grace Bauer's latest book of poems is Unholy Heart: New and Selected Poems (University of Nebraska/Backwaters Press, 2021). Previous books include MEAN/TIME (University of New Mexico Press), The Women At the Well and Nowhere All At Once (Stephen F. Austin University Press), Retreats & Recognitions (Lost Horse Press), Beholding Eye (Custom Words),as well as four chapbooks. She is also co-editor of two anthologies-- Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse and Umpteen Ways Of Looking At A Possum: Critical And Creative Responses To Everette Maddox Her poems, essays, and stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including Colorado Review, Georgia Review, Tin House, Ploughshares, Poetry, Rattle and many others. 

For 25 years, Grace taught in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she was the Aaron Douglas Professor of English & Creative Writing and received several awards for her teaching.  Grace serves as a Senior Reader for the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and has judged several other book and chapbook contests. She has also taught writing workshops at the Nebraska Summer Writers Conference and the Sheldon Art Museum, and has been a Visiting Writer at more than a dozen universities. She continues to teach private workshops and manuscript consultations through Larksong Writers Group.

Publications & Prizes

Nebraska Presence (Backwaters Press, 2007)
Maple Leaf Rag III (Portals Press, 2006)
Mona poetica (Mayapple Press, 2005)
Mischief, Caprice, & Other Poetic Strategies (Red Hen Press, 2004)
Red, White And Blues: Poets On The Promise Of America (University of Iowa Press, 2004)
Times Of Sorrow, Times Of Grace (Backwaters Press, 2002)
The Muse Strikes Back (Story Line Press, 1997)
MEAN/TIME (University of New Mexico Press, 2017)
Nowhere All At Once (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2014)
Retreats & Recognitions (Lost Horse Press, 2007)
Beholding Eye (CustomWords, 2006)
Women at the Well (Portals Press, 1998)
Cafe Culture (Imaginary Friend Press, 2013)
Field Guide To The Ineffable: Poems On Marcel Duchamp (Snail's Pace Press, 1999)
The House Where I've Never Lived (Anabiosis Press, 1994)
Where You've Seen Her (Pennywhistle Press, 1993)
American Literary Review
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Bat City Review
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Comstock Review
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Mid-America Poetry Review
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Prizes won: 

Society of Midland Authors Book Award (Poetry, 2015), Individual Artists Fellowships from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and The Nebraska Arts Council, Idaho Poetry Prize, Nominee for the national Poets Prize, finalist for Southern Independent Booksellers' Alliance "Book of the Year" Award, bronze medal from the National Independent Book Publishers' Alliance.

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Last update: Jan 30, 2021