WATCH “The Devil’s Road: A Baja Adventure”

In 2016, my family had a crazy idea to make a movie about an obscure relative we had who explored Baja California as a naturalist in the early 1900s. More than five years later, after tons of research, multiple expeditions (the main expedition lasting 5,280 miles), capturing 36 hours of film and spending countless more [...]

The Fall/Winter 2021 Issue of ‘Humana Obscura’ is OUT NOW!

The Fall/Winter 2021 Issue of ‘Humana Obscura’ is OUT NOW!

The anticipated Fall/Winter 2021 issue, our third issue, of Humana Obscura is now available in print and online! This latest issue features work from 43 contributors from around the world. Issue #03 The Fall/Winter 2021 issue of Humana Obscura features work by 43 new, emerging, and established contributors, including Retura Claar, Derrick Breidenthal, Luke Levi, Bryan [...]



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 [...]

Pregnant Nurses Prompt California Board for Changes

Cruel and unusual punishment is the first thing that comes to mind here. This is absolutely a flawed system that needs reform. Smells of discrimination. The fact that this issue has caught the attention of lawmakers and is gaining media attention says a lot. Support our expecting nurses!

10 Questions with Author Bri Bruce

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 [...]

Spring/Summer 2021 Issue of Humana Obscura

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

BlueInk Review: ‘Measures’ by B. L. Bruce

BlueInk Review: ‘Measures’ by B. L. Bruce

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 [...]

The Spring/Summer 2021 Issue of ‘Humana Obscura’ is OUT NOW!

The Spring/Summer 2021 Issue of ‘Humana Obscura’ is OUT NOW!

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

My Review:
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

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