Lewis Buzbee

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Lewis Buzbee is a San Francisco based author and poet. He is "a fourth generation California native on his mother’s side, and a Dust Bowl Okie on his father’s."[1]


He is the author of the novels Fliegelman's Desire (1990),[2] Steinbeck's Ghost (2008) and The Haunting of Charles Dickens (2010), the short story collection After the Gold Rush (2006) and the memoir The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop (2006). He is also the author of the children's book Bridge of Time (2012). Buzbee's work has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper's, The New York Times Book Review, GQ and ZYZZYVA. His poem "Sunday, Tarzan in His Hammock" was featured in Best American Poetry 1995.[3]

Buzbee currently teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing program at the University of San Francisco. He is married to Canadian poet Julie Bruck.[4]


  1. ^ "iCloud".
  2. ^ "Lewis Buzbee: 'Invention Invents Itself'". NPR.org. 27 November 2006.
  3. ^ Howard, Richard. "The Best American Poetry 1995". The Best American Poetry.
  4. ^ Ann Ireland, "The Cloven Lychee Nut: Poems & Interview with Julie Bruck". Numéro Cinq, October 2013.

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