Nebraska Authors

Grace Bauer

Born 1952 Northampton, PA (USA)

Grace Bauer is the author of six books of poems and co-editor of 2 anthologies. Her poems, essays, and stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals. An Aaron Douglas Professor Emerita, she taught for 25 years in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
New Orleans

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Short Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction


B.A. in Journalism and Communications, Temple University, 1975
M.F.A. in Creative Writing, University of Massachusetts, 1987
Northampton High School, Northampton, PA
Our Lady of Hungary School, grades K-8


English Professor, Instructor
Office worker

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Virginia Tech.
Freelance journalist


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 18 October 2001 and 24 October 2021
Academy of American Poets Prize, 1985, 1986, 1987 Irene Leache Poetry Award, 1994
University Certificate of Teaching Excellence (Virginia Tech), 1993
English Department Instructor Of The Year Teaching Award (Virginia Tech), 1991
Chester H. Jones National Poetry Competition (Commendations Award), 1984
Artist Fellowships from the Nebraska Arts Council and the Virginia Commission for the Arts
Annis Chaikin Sorensen Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities, 1998
Pushcart Prize Nomination, 1997
Irene Leache Poetry Award, 1992
Honorable Mention 1994
2006 Idaho Poetry Prize for RETREATS & RECOGNITIONS
Academy of American Poet Prize
"The Poets' Prize" Nominee
The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency


Associated Writing Program
Poetry Society of America See vertical file for other Associations
Lincoln Chaparral Poets
The Gathering Place


Where You've Seen Her. 1993.
The House Where I've Never Lived. 1993.
The Women at the Well. 1997.
Field Guide to the Ineffable: Poems on Marcel Duchamp. 1999.
Beholding Eye. 2006.
Retreats and Recognitions. 2006.
Umpteen Ways of Looking at a Possum: Critical and Creative Responses to Everette Maddox. 2006. (co-editor with Jule Cane)
MEAN/TIME. 2017.
Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse. 2017. (co-editor with Jule Cane)
Unholy Heart: New and Selected Poems. 2021.

Poems in a variety of literary journals, including:
The Georgia Review
The Macguffin

and many others

Her work has appeared in the following anthologies:
Mixed Voices. 1992.
Looking for Your Name: A Collection of Contemporary Poems. 1993.
Maple Leaf Rag Ii. 1994.
Th Literary Contest Prize Winners Anthology. 1994.
Wherever Home Begins. 1995.
Call Down the Moon: Poems of Music. 1995.
Literature: An Introduction to Critical Reading. 1996.
The Muse Strikes Back. 1997.
Other Testaments: A Poetry Anthology. 1997.
And What Rough Beast: Poems at the End of the Century. 1999.
In Praise of Pedagogy. 2000.
Retreats & Recognitions. 2007.
Nebraska Presence. 2007.
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. 2017.

Ames Reading Series October 2021:

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