Bruce Snider

Bruce Snider

Associate Professor

Department Chair


Bruce Snider is the author of the poetry collections Fruit (University of Wisconsin Press), Paradise, Indiana (Plieades Press/LSU Press), and The Year We Studied Women, (University of Wisconsin Press). He is co-editor with Shara Lessley of an anthology of essays, The Poem’s Country: Place and Poetic Practice (Pleiades Press). His awards include a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a James A. Michener Fellowship, and the Jenny McKean Writer-in-Washington award, as well residencies from Yaddo, the Millay Colony, the Amy Clampitt House, the James Merrill House, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Bogliasco Foundation, among others.


  • Poetry
  • Creative Non-fiction
  • Playwriting

Research Areas

  • Poetry
  • Creative Non-Fiction


  • Chair, Department of English


  • University of Texas at Austin, MFA in Creative Writing, 1996

Awards & Distinctions

  • Wallace Stegner fellowship

  • James A. Michener fellowship

  • Jenny McKean Moore fellowship

  • Lena–Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize

  • Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry

Selected Publications