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Nancy Bauer (born 1934) is a Canadian poet, novelist, and editor.


Bauer was born Nancy Luke in Chelmsford, Massachusetts (north of Boston) to Grace and Wendell Luke.[1]

She attended Mount Holyoke College, earning her B.A. in English in 1956.[1] In the same year she married William Bauer, with whom she would bear 3 children.[2]

The Bauers moved to Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1965.[3]

From 1967 until 1983, Bauer was the publisher of 25 New Brunswick chapbooks. She founded the Maritime Writers Workshop, and has served as writer in residence at the University of New Brunswick,[4] the Cape Cod Writers Conference, East Word One, and Bemidji State University.

She is the author of 5 published novels. She has published poetry in The Fiddlehead, fiction in Canadian Fiction Magazine and several regional magazines, and a number of non-fiction articles in Atlantic Arts, The Fiddlehead, and The New Brunswick Reader.[1]

She writes articles for the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal.


Bauer received 2nd prize in the CBC Literary Awards for her short story “Prologue” in 1982.[1]

She was given the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in Literary Arts in New Brunswick in 1999.[1]



  • Flora, Write this Down. Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane Editions, 1982.
  • Wise Ears. Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1985.
  • The Opening Eye. Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1988.
  • Samara, the Wholehearted. Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane Editions, 1991.
  • The Irrational Doorways of Mr. Gerard. Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane Editions, 1994.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy the New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia.[1]

See alsoEdit



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Shawn Gallant, Nancy Bauer, New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia, St. Thomas University,, Web, June 29, 2012.
  2. Eric Kortschak, William Alfred Bauer, New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia, St. Thomas University,, Web, June 29, 2012.
  4. Mitcham, Allison; Quigley, Theresia (2000). Maritime Voices: Twentieth Century Stories by Women. DreamCatcher Pub.. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-894372-06-0. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 

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