Bukoski does for Superior's East End what Raymond Carver did for the down-and-out of the Pacific Northwest or Pete Hamill did with the Irish in New York. He's brought back to life Superior's Polish Americans and the blue-collar community from its boom days in the post-World War II era to its decline and near disappearance in recent times.
Anthony Bukoski lives with his wife in the country outside of Superior Wisconsin the port city where his immigrant grandparents settled. His short stories and essays have been broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio and his story "Time Between Trains " read by the actor Liev Schreiber aired on National Public Radio. The author of several books Bukoski has won writing awards from among others the Christopher Isherwood Foundation the Council for Wisconsin Writers the Wisconsin Library Association and the Polish American Historical Association. He is a Fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters.