Bruce W. Niedt - "Knit Our Broken Bones"
Bruce W. Niedt is a retired “beneficent bureaucrat” who has had over two hundred poems published in dozens of online and print journals, including Rattle, Writer’s Digest, Mason Street Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Tiferet, Spitball, Chantarelle’s Notebook, US 1 Worksheets, The Lyric, Edison Literary Review, Star*Line, and Your Daily Poem. His work has also appeared in the anthologies Best of the Barefoot Muse, Poem Your Heart Out, and Ice Cream Poems. He has won poetry awards from ByLine Magazine, Writer’s Digest, and the Philadelphia Writers Conference, as well as three Pushcart Prize nominations and two Best of the Net nominations. He has had the good fortune to participate in poetry workshops led by Billy Collins, Jane Hirshfield, Marge Piercy, Molly Peacock, and a host of others. Knit Our Broken Bones is his eighth chapbook of poetry and third for Maverick Duck Press. His first full-length collection, The Bungalow of Colorful Aging, was released in 2022.