Bruce Bond is the author of eighteen books including, most recently, Immanent Distance: Poetry and the Metaphysics of the Near at Hand (U of MI, 2015), Black Anthem (Tampa Review Prize, U of Tampa, 2016), Gold Bee (Helen C. Smith Award, Crab Orchard Award, Southern Illinois University Press, 2016), Sacrum (Four Way Books, 2017), and Blackout Starlight: New and Selected Poems 1997-2015 (E. Phillabaum Award, LSU, 2017). Three of his books are forthcoming: Rise and Fall of the Lesser Sun Gods (Elixir Book Prize, Elixir Press), Frankenstein's Children (Lost Horse Press), and Dear Reader (Free Verse Editions). Other honors include the Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Award, the Allen Tate Award, the Natalie Ornish Best Book of Poetry Prize, the Colladay Award, the Richard Peterson Prize, the Knightville Poetry Award, the New South Poetry Award, and fellowships from the NEA and the Texas Institute for the Arts. At UNT, he has received the Kesterson Award for Graduate Teaching, the Toulouse Scholars Award, and the UNT Foundation's inaugural Eminent Faculty Award. Presently he is a Regents Professor of English at the University of North Texas.
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