Bernadette McBride is the author of Waiting for the Light to Change, a full-length collection of poems (WordTech Editions, 2013). She is also an award-winning artist whose written and visual work has appeared in numerous journals, anthologies, and other print venues across the United States as well as in the UK. Her reading schedule has included appearances on Public Television in New York City and PhillyCAM in Philadelphia.
She has taught writing and literature at colleges in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including creative writing, both poetry and fiction, at Temple University. In addition, she leads poetry and fiction writing workshops in Bucks and Montgomery counties, is director of the monthly Poets Reading Series at Farley’s Bookshop in
New Hope, PA, and is editor of the bi-annual anthology of Farley’s poets.
The 2009 Poet Laureate of Bucks County Pennsylvania, she has been honored as a Pushcart Prize nominee, both a finalist and runner-up for the Robert Fraser Poetry Prize, and as second-place winner of the international Ray Bradbury Writing Award. Recent honors include Garrison Keillor’s reading her poem “Flying Lessons” on NPRs The Writer’s Almanac (October 17, 2013).