Eloise Bruce is the author of Rattle from CavenKerry Press. She is a recovering theater artist and founder of Idaho Theater for Youth. She currently works as a teaching artist with Playwright’s Theater of New Jersey and Young Audiences. She is the youth editor of RavensPerch Literary Magazine and lives with her husband the poet David Keller.
From the Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania website:
I am engaged with the public nature of poetry and how it exists as a conversation. In a world where conversations recycle, it is important to create a new conversation with each poem. I am aiming for transformation in my reader or listener. As to the spoken aspects of my work, performing alone or with Cool Women, I increasing sensitive to the sounds of poetry and present to how one poem resonates off the other creating a conversation that is happening because of one poem’s positioning next to another.
Eloise Bruce grew up in Florida and for many years worked in theater. She worked for the Asolo Theatre/the state theatre of Florida, directed for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, is founder Idaho Theatre for Youth and was Artistic Director of Creative Theater in Princeton. NJ. In 2004 her first book of poetry Rattle was published by CavenKerry Press. Over the years she has had various roles at the Frost Place Center for Poetry and the Arts in Franconia, NH. She is member of the poetry critique and performance group Cool Women and works as a teaching artist for Young Audiences of NJ and Playwright’s Theatre. She also teaches multi-genre writing to middle school writers at the Arts and Education Center.. Bruce is dedicated to expanding the role of the arts in education. She leads symposiums for the Pachamama Alliance, which is dedicated to an ecological, spiritually fulfilling and socially just presence on the planet.