Bruce Bond is a classical and jazz guitarist and professor of English. He earned a BA from Pomona College, an MA in English from Claremont Graduate School, an MA in music performance from the Lamont School of Music (University of Denver), and a PhD in English from the University of Denver. He is the author of many collections of poetry, including The Anteroom of Paradise (1991); Radiography (1997), winner of the Natalie Ornish Best Book of Poetry Award; The Throats of Narcissus (2001); Blind Rain (2008); The Visible (2012); Sacrum (2017); Blackout Starlight: New and Selected Poems 1997-2015 (2017); Rise and Fall of the Lesser Sun Gods (Elixir Press, 2018); and Dear Reader (Free Verse Editions, 2018). His poetry combines personal lyric and metaphysical inquiry as well as the influences of music and jazz musicians.
Bond has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts. He is a professor of English at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, and a poetry editor of the American Literary Review.