Bruce Kauffman lives in Kingston, Ontario and is a poet, writer and editor. A chapbook of his poetry, seed, (The Plowman), was published in 2005, and with consideration to be re-published and bound by Hidden Brook Press. A stand-alone poem, “streets” (Thee Hellbox Press) was published in 2009. The Texture of Days, In Leaf and Ash (Hidden Brook Press) is his first full collection of poetry.
His work has appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including a book review in The Antigonish Review (fall /2010) for John Pigeau’s The Nothing Waltz (Hidden Brook Press). His poetry has also appeared in two plays, The Garbage and the Flowers (2008) and A Moveable Feast (2009). His poem “potter”, appearing in this collection, was shortlisted in the 1995 Poiesis Poetry Competition.
In 1997/1998 he was research editor and volunteer coordinator for a poetry short collection and reference manual, the Poiesis Poetry Guide (1998). Beginning in 2011 he coordinated and edited That Not Forgotten (Hidden Brook Press), a 400 page poetry/short fiction anthology of 118 locally tied poets and authors, launched in September 2012.
In May 2010, he began hosting a weekly spoken word radio show on CFRC 101.9fm (Queen’s University, Kingston, ON) called “finding a voice” and now also hosts a blogspace for that show at: http://findingavoiceoncfrcfm.wordpress.com
As well, he hosts a monthly open mic reading series called “poetry @ the artel” (launched in May, 2009), and in June of 2012 began a quarterly series of “stream of consciousness” writing workshops (Kingston based, but will be spreading in 2013 to outlying areas).
He is a member of a local writers group. He joined the Wintergreen Studios Press Advisory Board as Acquisitions Editor. He is a member of the CCLA (Canada Cuba Literary Alliance) and is one of the Canadian Editors of CCLA’s literary journal, The Ambassador. He is currently editing other works and working on two of his own manuscripts.