Praise for Bruce’s Award-Winning Debut Collection ‘The Weight of Snow’

2014 International Book Awards Finalist in the Poetry Category
2014 San Francisco Book Festival Honorable Mention Recipient in the Poetry Category
Featured on the USA Book News’s 2014 USA Best Book Awards Website

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The poems in The Weight of Snow are heartfelt, skillfully written, and keenly observed fragments of the natural world and our lives there. Bravo. - Gary Young, Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, Award-Winning Author of No Other Life, Braver Deeds, and Pleasure

B. L. Bruce’s recent work features keenly observed human interactions with nature. She uses spare but effective descriptions to illuminate the natural world and our response to it . . . She is the worthy heiress of Mary Oliver. - John Gilchrist

The Weight of Snow is alive with style and filled with beautiful, nostalgic imagery. Bruce’s free verse poetry is rich with detail, and her evocative language will stay with you long after reading this collection. Deeply introspective and profoundly insightful, each new poem displays great thematic range and literary sensibility. I have no doubt that Bruce will be a strong and important voice for modern poetry. - J. Rodriguez, Artist and Film Producer

By her descriptive portrayal of the natural world, Bruce would make Mother Nature herself blush with pride. One can expect to find deep meaning and a sense of soulfulness in her poetic language. The poems reflect a passion and desire to know and grasp life with reverence. They stand as testimony to the necessary guardianship that we all must be responsible for in preserving our world and knowing our place in it.- D. J. White, Wildlife Biologist

 

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‘The Weight of Snow’ Wins Finalist in the 2014 International Book Awards

The award-winning poetry collection The Weight of Snow has received both honorable mention at the 2014 San Francisco Book Festival and placed as a finalist in the 2014 International Book Awards in the poetry category.

It has also been featured on USA Book News’ 2014 Best Book Awards website. Check out the listing on the poetry page here.

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Praise for The Weight of Snow

“The poems in The Weight of Snow are heartfelt, skillfully written, and keenly observed fragments of the natural world and our lives there. Bravo.”  - Gary Young, Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, Award-Winning Author of PleasureNo Other Life, and Braver Deeds

“[Bruce] is the worthy heiress of Mary Oliver.” - John Gilchrist

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In The Weight of Snow, author B. L. Bruce explores the many plights of the human species, from the mysteries of the heart and the inescapability of death, to the depths of human emotion. Told from the perspective of a poetic naturalist, Bruce shares her appreciation of the wild, illuminating the profound in the mundane while chronicling the natural world as both an observer and as an irrefutable part of it. Her poems focus strongly on image and locality, conjuring the imaginations of readers and celebrating the beauty in the follies of the human condition and its capacity to grip the soul.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Short Story Anthology

SUBMISSIONS WANTED FOR SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGY!

Submission Deadline: July 1st, 2014

Tayen Lane Publishing is looking for short stories for its upcoming anthology.

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Tayen Lane seeks short stories across all genres. All short stories must be original, unpublished fiction, double spaced, and less than 3,000 words in length. The stories submitted should in PDF format as an attachment to the cover email sent HERE.

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‘The Weight of Snow’ Receives Honorable Mention in the 2014 San Francisco Book Festival!

Celebrating the best books of the spring, the judges of San Francisco Book Festival reward The Weight of Snow
with Honorable Mention in their 2014 contest! 

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Praise for The Weight of Snow

“The poems in The Weight of Snow are heartfelt, skillfully written, and keenly observed fragments of the natural world and our lives there. Bravo.”
- Gary Young, Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County,
Author of Pleasure, No Other Life, and Braver Deeds

“[Bruce] is the worthy heiress of Mary Oliver.” - John Gilchrist

READ MORE REVIEWS HERE

POETRY: Excerpt from ‘The Weight of Snow’ (Black Swift Press, 2014)

CLIMBING NORTH MOUNTAIN IN SPRING


Sonata of the mockingbirds
from the high limbs of the poplar,
the curtains shift;
petals are loosened
from the tangle of bougainvillea vine,
are pulled to the earth
in a brilliant snow of tangerine and magenta.

I go north,
the noise too unsettling,
climb small Sugarloaf Mountain to
wander through redwoods,
the east valley hidden in mist.

For now, only the quiet words
of the wind, hum of cicadas;
thoughts of you like mountain streams,
unending.

c. B.L.Bruce, The Weight of Snow, 2014

 

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