Humana Obscura will be accepting submissions of nature/environment-themed poetry, prose, and art for its Fall/Winter 2021 issue until July 31st! While we are open to style, we’re looking for work that is nuanced, honest, raw, and imagistic with strong elements of the natural world or the human-nature relationship. We are an independent, bi-annual online literary [...]
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AUTHOR INTERVIEW B. L. Bruce is an an award-winning poet and Pushcart prize nominee whose has appeared in dozens of anthologies, magazines, and literary publications, including The Wayfarer Journal, Canary, The Remnant Archive, Northwind Magazine, The Monterey Poetry Review, and the American Haiku Society’s Frogpond Journal, among many others. Bruce is the recipient of the [...]
The Spring/Summer 2021 issue features work from 96 new, emerging, and established contributors, including Weihui Lu, Cheriese Francoise Anderson, Janis La Couvee, Lisa Alexander Baron, J. A. Handville, Gary Young, Vian Borchert, Christopher Buckley, Sam Sharp, Benjamin Erlandson, and more. READ THE LATEST ISSUE ONLINE AT ISSUU https://issuu.com/humanaobscura/docs/humanaobscura_issue2_digital https://www.instagram.com/p/CNAgzEglxZ3/
AUTHOR INTERVIEW with B. L. Bruce Last month, I sat down virtually with Blogespresso for an author interview to discuss my latest book Measures, my writing process, and what feeds my creativity. Can you please introduce yourself? Readers would love to know more about you. My name is Bri Bruce (writing under the name B. [...]
Measures B.L. Bruce Publisher: Black Swift Press Pages: 134 ISBN: 9781735707402Reviewed: March, 2021 BUY THE BOOK ON AMAZON Excerpt from BlueInk Review [B.L. Bruce's] newest poetry collection, Measures, by turns elicits tenderness and melancholy, hopefulness and heartbreak—which is to say, the gamut of the human condition.Measures includes 58, mostly free verse poems with occasional haiku. Imagery from the natural world is often [...]
It’s officially here! The long awaited Spring/Summer 2021 issue, our second issue, of Humana Obscura is now available! We are incredibly impressed by the quality of work in this beautiful issue, and sincerely welcome all of our contributors and new readers to this creative community we’ve built—and hope to continue to expand. Without your work, this [...]
🔷 BOOK: Measures
🔷 AUTHOR: B. L. Bruce
Measures is the latest poetry collection book written by an award winning author of The Weight of Snow and The Starling’s Song.
In this book, many poems are micropoetry and I loved them. Within just few words, author has expressed deepest emotions.
I watch you dream,
and outside it
begins to snow.
I loved the poem Winter that reminded me of Snow, dreams. With the poem Submission, I think author has expressed heart of many people. White Lillies is a gem in this anthology.
If you love to read poetry then go ahead with this collection. I enjoyed this book with a cup of coffee while sitting in my front porch. Language of the book is lucid. Even if you are not an avid poetry reader, you could follow the poems.
My Rating: 4.5/5
B. L. Bruce
Measures is the first book that I have read written by the author B. L. Bruce. It is a poetry collection of 58 poems. Some are micropoetry and some are even written in the Haiku format. All the poems follow a similar alignment.
Autumn poems took me down few months back and reminded me of this beautiful season and of cold morning air. Some poems explores the relationship expectations like to be loved by someone deeply.
Poetry lovers could relate to many poems from the collection. Some poems even made me emotional while reading. Cover of the book is captivating. I finished this collection in three sittings. If you want to be lost in the lyrical world, then this poetry book is a perfect escape from monotonous life.
My Rating: 5/5
The poems of Measures embrace lyrical tendencies as they move through the seasons of a troubled relationship. Both absence and presence haunt the pages of b. l. bruce’s poetry collection, Measures. A one time lover and longed for friend adventures to the water, leaving their companion alone on the shore. Wrinkles appear as if grooved overnight, and the [...]