Bill Bauer (poet)

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Bill Bauer
BornWilliam Alfred Bauer
May 10, 1932
Portland, Maine
DiedJune 12, 2010
Occupationpoet, short story writer, university professor
Notable worksCornet Music for Plupy Shute, Everett Coogler, The Terrible Word
SpouseNancy Bauer

William Alfred (Bill) Bauer (May 10, 1932 - June 12, 2010) was an American-Canadian writer.[1] Born in Portland, Maine and raised in Auburn,[1] he moved to New Brunswick in 1965 to accept a professorship at the University of New Brunswick.[1]

Bauer was educated at Amherst College, Wesleyan University and the University of North Carolina.[1] He married writer Nancy Bauer in 1956.[1]


He was a professor at the University of New Brunswick until his retirement in 1994,[1] teaching courses in William Shakespeare, Canadian literature, Maritime literature and creative writing.[1] He published numerous collections of poetry, including Cornet Music for Plupy Shute (1968), Everett Coogler (1971), The Terrible Word (1978) and The Unsnarling String (1983), as well as a short story collection, Family Album (1979).[1]

His works frequently debuted in the literary magazine The Fiddlehead before being published in book form.[1]


  • 1968:Cornet Music for Plupy Shute
  • 1971:Everett Coogler
  • 1978:The Terrible Word
  • 1979:Family Album
  • 1983:The Unsnarling String


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "William Alfred Bauer" Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine. New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia, 2010.