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National Poetry Month: Bryce Milligan

April 10, 2009

This week we’re featuring the work of Bryce Milligan, an author of three volumes of poetry, five historical novels, more than 2,000 articles and the publisher/editor of Wings Press.

Milligan is the author of five collections of poetry: Daysleepers & Other Poems , Litany Sung at Hell’s Gate , From Inside the Tree , Working the Stone ), Alms for Oblivion and Lost and Certain of It ). Milligan is also the author of four historical novels and short story collections for young adults, including With the Wind, Kevin Dolan , which received the Texas Library Association’s “Lone Star Book for Young Adults” award.
Milligan was the book critic for the San Antonio Express-News from 1982 to 1987, and for the San Antonio Light from 1987 to 1990. He was founding editor of Pax: A Journal for Peace through Culture and Vortex: A Critical Review and in 1995 he became the publisher/editor of Wings Press, one of the oldest continually operating small presses in Texas.
In 1985, Milligan co-founded (with Sandra Cisneros) the Annual Texas Small Press Bookfair, which evolved into the San Antonio Inter-American Book Fair. Milligan was the director of the literature program at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, has taught at UTSA and Palo Alto college, worked as poet-in-the-schools with San Antonio ISD, and directed the only 4-year high school creative writing program in the country.

A complete inventory of the Bryce Milligan Papers is available online.

Poetry selected and scanned by Rose Rodriguez, Collections Assistant.

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