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Bruce Isaacson was appointed as the first Clark County Poet Laureate and began his two-year term June 1, 2015.

Clark County Poet Laureate Bruce Isaacson Photo by: Ed Fuentes The Clark County Commission established the honorary position to encourage poetry as an art form in Southern Nevada and a medium for inspirational public commentary. A committee of poets and writers chose Isaacson. The committee also selected Jessica “Jes Flo” Washington as Alternate Poet Laureate. Isaacson, Washington, and several other local poets read their work in a public appearance at Winchester Cultural Center June 6.…

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Clark County’s poet laureate talks about the power of poetry.

By JOHN PRZYBYS LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Vegas Voices is a weekly question-and-answer series featuring notable Las Vegans. Poetry often is something presented in school, endured and then quickly forgotten as the rest of life consumes our attention. But to Bruce Isaacson, poetry lies at the core of our being and serves as nothing less than a means through which we can seek to discover ourselves. Isaacson has loved, written and presented poetry to others for…

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Poet Bruce Isaacson brings a famed San Francisco press back to life in Las Vegas.

Spirit of the age January 10, 2005 Poet Bruce Isaacson brings a famed San Francisco press back to life in Las Vegas BY GREGORY CROSBY PHOTOS BY BILL HUGHES It was a reverent and unexpected moment, there in the basement studio of a fine old house at the foot of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles. There, lining the shelves, were leather-bound, three-ring binders filled with the published and unpublished work of the poet David Lerner,…

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