Bruce Whitacre will sign "The Elk in the Glade"

What: Bruce Whitacre will read from and sign The Elk in the Glade: The World of Pioneer and Painter Jennie Hicks

When: Sunday, April 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

Where: The Bookworm, 2501 So. 90th St., Ste. 111


Based on personal memories and family oral history, Whitacre’s debut collection of sixteen poems traces the life and legacy of a family matriarch, his great grandmother, Jennie Hicks. The daughter of American pioneers, she marries a successful farmer, bearing him three girls, seeing them all married, only to outlive him and the farm. Once again alone and facing hardship, she transforms an almost forgotten hobby, her young girl dream, into a brilliant thirty-year career as a successful landscape painter, the future pride of her hometown, Farnam, NE, and an important figure in American art. Lovers of American history, art, and strong female characters will enjoy these lyric chronicles.

Bruce Whitacre is the author of The Elk in the Glade, a Publishers Weekly editors pick in 2022. His poems have appeared in American Journal of Poetry, Big City Lit, Impossible Archive, Nine Cloud Journal, North of Oxford, Pensive Journal, Poets Wear Prada Rainbow Project, RFD, World Literature Today and many more. His work is included in the anthologies American Graveyard, The Wonders of Winter, and I Wanna be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe, and the craft book The Strategic Poet. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and lives in New York. He is a native of Nebraska.

Event date: 

Sunday, April 23, 2023 - 1:00pm
The Elk in the Glade By Bruce E. Whitacre Cover Image
ISBN: 9781946116253
Availability: Not on our shelves. Usually arrives at The Bookworm in 4-7 days from distributor/publisher.
Published: Crown Rock Media - October 19th, 2022

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