Bruce Kauffman

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:

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.


HBP Books

Feature Image for web - Green Crossing Borders - Crossing Borders brings you a splendid collection of poetry and micro-prose from an eclectic assembly of authors. Cross the sands of time and swim in the ocean of this impressive work. You will not be let down.
Feature Image for web - Green The Texture of Days, In Ash and Leaf - Bruce Kauffman's latest collection of poems.
Feature Image for web - Green That Not Forgotten - The poetic voices in That Not Forgotten have rallied together to paint a deeply personal portrait hand-tipped with nostalgia. The pulse of Lake Ontario’s north shore is felt on every page. Mimicking the historic and contemporary landscape, the pendulum swings from seasoned bards to freshly scratched voices worthy of an undivided eye.
Bruce Kauffman

Bruce Kauffman

Bruce Kauffman is a poet, writer and editor living in Kingston, Ontario. He hosts a weekly spoken word radio show on CFRC 101.9fm and monthly open mic poetry nights at the Artel.