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


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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