Grace Bauer

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Grace Bauer is an American poet. She lives in Nebraska, grew up in Pennsylvania and has also lived in New Orleans, Montana, Virginia and Massachusetts.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Bauer received her BA in journalism from Temple University. She received her MFA in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst's MFA Program for Poets & Writers.


She has taught at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln since 1994, where she serves as Coordinator of Creative Writing and as a reader for Prairie Schooner.[1] Bauer was also the recipient of the Sorenson Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities.[2]


While at University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bauer won the Academy of American Poets Prize. Her other awards include an Individual Artist's Grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, a Diggs Teaching Scholar Award and Women's Research Institute Grant from Virginia Tech, the Irene Leache Poetry Prize, a Nebraska Arts Council Award, and fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She also won the 1999 Snail's Pace Press Chapbook Competition.[3][1] In 2015, she was the recipient of the Society of Midland Authors' Award for Poetry for her book Nowhere All at Once.[4]


  • Where You've Seen Her (Pennywhistle Press, 1993)
  • The House Where I've Never Lived (Anabiosis P, 1993)
  • The Women at the Well (Portals Press, 1997)
  • Field Guide to the Ineffable: Poems on Marcel Duchamp
  • Beholding Eye (Custom Words, 2006)
  • Umpteen Ways of Looking at a Possum: Creative and Critical Responses to Everette Maddox (Xavier Review Press, Fall 2006).
  • Retreats and Recognitions (Lost Horse Press, 2007)[5]
  • Nowhere All at Once (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2014)[6]
  • The Women at the Well (Stephen F. Austin University Press, forthcoming 2016)[7]

Other publications[edit]

Bauer has been published in DoubleTake, Poetry, South Dakota Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Southern Poetry Review, New Orleans Review, and elsewhere.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Profile at Nebraska Center for Writers
  2. ^ "Grace Bauer | Directory of Writers | Poets & Writers". Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  3. ^ "Grace Bauer : The Poetry Foundation". Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  4. ^ "Society of Midland Authors Award Winners". Retrieved 2016-03-16.
  5. ^ a b Website at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  6. ^ Bauer, Grace (2014-03-04). Nowhere All at Once. Stephen F. Austin University Press. ISBN 9781622880416.
  7. ^ Bauer, Grace (2016-04-14). The Women at the Well. Stephen F. Austin University Press. ISBN 9781622881147.

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