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Bruce Rice is the current Saskatchewan Poet Laureate and an editor and essayist living in Regina, Saskatchewan. He grew up in Prince Albert and returned to the province after ten years in the Maritimes. Bruce holds a B.A. from Saint Thomas University and a MSW degree from Dalhousie University. Bruce writes about community, reclaiming the voices of those who live on the margins, and how we are transformed by landscape even as we leave our footprints on it. Bruce’s most recent collection, The Vivian Poems: Street Photographer Vivian Maier (Radiant Press), is a response to Maier's life and work. The poems and concluding essay give voice to the work of this complex artist who worked as a nanny for well-to-do families in Chicago. Bruce’s previous book, The Trouble With Beauty, received the 2015 Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry, and Life in the Canopy (also Radiant Press), was nominated for Saskatchewan Book of the Year. Bruce has collaborated with artists on performances incorporating dance, music and film. Judges called Rice’s first book, Daniel, which won the Canadian Author’s Association Award, “a tour de force of voice.” His work ranges from social document and critique to meditations on art, landscape and wilderness. He says, “I became a better poet when I surrendered to beauty.” Bruce lives in Regina, Saskatchewan on Treaty 4 Territory and the homeland of the Métis.