Bruce Hunter

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? Poetry: Two O’Clock Creek – Poems New and Selected (Oolichan Books, 2010). Novel: In the Bear’s House (Oolichan Books, 2009).


Quick description: Winner – 2011 Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry. Two O’Clock Creek brings together the best of Bruce Hunter’s previous books of poetry as well as exciting new work of a life-long poet.

Winner – 2009 Banff Mountain Book Festival’s Canadian Rockies Award. In the Bear’s House is the story of a young mother who sends her deaf son to live with relatives in the wilderness of Alberta’s Kootenay Plains where he undergoes a profound change.


Brief biography:
Bruce Hunter is the author of seven books: a novel, a short story collection, Country Music Country (Thistledown Press, 1996) and five books of poetry including Two O’Clock Creek. Deafened as an infant, Bruce taught for 25 years at Seneca College in Toronto and is now active in organizing events for writers and persons with disabilities.

Links to buy Bruce’s book:
Oolichan Books – Free shipping!
Amazon – In the Bear’s House and Two O’Clock Creek

Bruce’s promo links:
brucehunter55 (at)

Interviews: With Joan Shillington for Freefall Magazine
With Adam Pottle at Brick Books

What are you working on now?
My current projects are a new volume of poetry, working title The Recipe for Water, and a sequel to my novel In the Bear’s House (Oolichan Books, 2009).

Bruce’s reading recommendation:
Moments of Joy by Cecilia Frey and Yes. by Rosemary Griebel.

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