Bauer's poems probe the dark landscapes between impression and apprehension, the past, and its repetition through imaginative transformation, impulse, and restraint. Her delivery is tough and terse; her imagery is fresh and often startling. Her poems are poignant, intelligent, and believable.
Grace Bauer is the author of Retreats & Recognitions (Lost Horse Press, 2007), Beholding Eye (CustomWords, 2006), and The Women At The Well (Portals Press, 1996), as well as three chapbooks of poems ( Field Guide to the Ineffable: Poems on Marcel Duchamp, Where You've Seen Her, and The House Where I've Never Lived). She is also co-editor, with Julie Kane, of Umpteen Ways of Looking at a Possum: Critical and Creative Responses to Everette Maddox (Xavier Review Press, 2006). Bauer is a Professor of English, Creative Writing, and Women's Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.