POETRY: B.L. Bruce’s ‘The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems’

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, Literature ProfessorThe Weight of Snow: New & Selected PoemsB. L. BruceBlack Swift Press, 2014ISBN (eBook): 978-0-9914503-0-5ISBN (Trade Paperback): 978-0-9914503-1-2Paperback: $8.99eBook: $2.99In The [...]


“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 poem displays great thematic range and literary sensibility.” - J. Rodriguez, Film Producer and Artist  “Haunting and provocative while [...]

PRESS RELEASE: ‘Poems from Conflicted Hearts: An Anthology’ from Smooth Stones Press Now Available!

Love poems and the anthologies that contain them are plentiful. But is it true of their counterpart, poems that speak to loneliness, heartbreak, unrequited love and abuse masquerading as love—conflicted hearts? A brief review of the literary genre would say that there is no such balance. Anthologies of heartbreak, it appears, do not exist in abundance. Well, let there be balance in the [...]