In Measures, B. L. Bruce’s third collection of poetry, the author deftly explores grief, loss, the visual measures of time, and the nature of change in her celebrated, nuanced verse.
In this latest collection featuring nearly sixty new poems—including works in new formats like micropoetry and American haiku—award-winning poet B. L. Bruce again echoes the lyricism and rich imagery that readers have come to praise.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
B. L. BRUCE is a Pushcart Prize nominee and award-winning author from California. She holds a bachelor’s degree in literature and creative writing from UC Santa Cruz, with work appearing in dozens of anthologies, magazines, and literary publications, including Common Ground Review, Monterey Poetry Review, The Remnant Archive, the Haiku Society of America’s Frogpond Journal, Emerge Literary Journal, and many others. Bruce is the recipient of the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize and the PushPen Press Pendant Prize for Poetry. Her debut collection, The Weight of Snow, was a 2014 International Book Awards Finalist and the 2014 USA Best Book Awards Finalist in the poetry category. Measures is her fourth book.
WHAT REVIEWERS HAVE SAID:
“As its poems tread through forests, over mountains, and along the water . . . Measures captivates.” — Clarion Reviews
“[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. . . . Bruce’s collection offers many accomplished and memorable moments.” — BlueInk Review
“Lyrical poems on the beauty of the natural world contrasted against the fragile, sometimes broken nature of the human experience.” — Andrea Janda, Visitant
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