‘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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