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About Bryce Milligan : Born in Dallas, Texas, Bryce Milligan has lived in San Antonio since 1977.

Recent honors include the Gemini Ink Award for Literary Excellence (2011), St. Mary's University's Presidential Art of Peace Award, the Notable Writers Book Award (2016), and the Writers League of Texas Poetry Prize (2017).

Bloomsbury Review once called him a "literary wizard." In 2016, Jeff Biggers wrote in Huffington Post: "Author of numerous works of poetry, fiction and theatre, a legendary editor and publisher in Texas, Milligan is a literary master, a linguist and luthier of ancient languages and songs, whose new work places him and his Texas landscape in the front ranks of our nation's most respected literary figures."

Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto was quoted in 2018: "I consider Bryce one of the padrinos of Chicano writers in San Antonio. He was a mentor to many writers in the civil rights movement, and he was important in connecting art and politics and community and culture in his mentoring, in part because he himself is an important writer."

Poet Naomi Shihab Nye, a neighbor and longtime friend, described Milligan as "a tireless, calm, encouraging supporter of literary activities, enterprises, initiatives." She added, "A genius editor, publisher at Wings Press and writer himself, I don't know how he finds time to be so present for so many others."

To writer Carmen Tafolla, Milligan is a "modern, multicultural Renaissance man - one of those brilliant people who has the principles and compassion to use his genius for good things."

As a writer, Milligan has been a newspaper columnist, a freelance journalist, a scholar, a novelist, a poet, a playwright, and an essayist. He has been the publisher, editor and designer for Wings Press since 1995.

Among other things, he is a folksinger/songwriter and a maker of guitars, drums and dulcimers. He has been at various times a rare book bibliographer and appraiser, a college English and creative writing instructor, a poet-in-the-schools, director of the San Antonio Inter-American Book Fair, founding director of the Hijas del Quinto Sol/Latina Letters conference. It has been an interesting life

Here are some [sample poems] by Bryce Milligan.

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The books listed below are available from Wings, but only Working the Stone was published by Wings (in 1993), before Milligan became editor.

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