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poet , English language educator

Debra Bruce, American poet, English language educator. Creative writing fellow National Education Association, 1982, scriptwriting fellow, 1982, creative writing fellow Illinois Arts Council, 1986, 99, Carl Sandburg Poetry award Chicago Public Library., 1989; recipient George Kent prize Poetry magazine, 1999. Member Academy American Poets, Associated Writing Programs, Poetry Society of America (Gustave Davidson award 1989).

Background

Bruce, Debra was born on April 4, 1951 in Bristol, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Willard Arthur Bruce and Mary Elizabeth Conlin.

Education

Bachelor summa cum laude, University Massachusetts, 1974. Master of Arts, Brown University, 1976. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1978.

Career

Instructor English Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 1978-1984. Professor English Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, since 1984.

Membership

Member Academy American Poets, Associated Writing Programs, Poetry Society of America (Gustave Davidson award 1989).

Connections

Married Rick Kinnebrew, August 21, 1981. 1 child, Kevin Kinnebrew.

father:
Willard Arthur Bruce

mother:
Mary Elizabeth Conlin

spouse:
Rick Kinnebrew

child:
Kevin Kinnebrew Bruce