The Spring/Summer 2022 Issue of Humana Obscura OUT NOW


The Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Humana Obscura features work by 84 new, emerging, and established contributors from around the globe, as far as South Africa, United Kingdom, Amsterdam, Australia, the Cayman Islands, Germany, and throughout North America.

Available in print and digital formats.

I hope you find joy here…



I’d like to take a moment to congratulate each of our contributors and, if you’re new to our publication, welcome you to this wonderful nature-forward creative community! If you’re merely stopping by to check us out, thank you. I hope you find joy here.

This latest issue was a pleasure to curate and compile. I continue to be impressed by the beautiful art and writing that has found its way to us, and am so grateful that we have such an expansive reach and are bringing together people from across the globe. We have a record number of contributors, 84 total, spanning as far as South Africa, the Cayman Islands, Australia, and throughout Europe and North America.

The Spring/Summer 2022 issue is a door stopper of volume, and we hope it will have a long shelf life—get dog-eared and revisited, perhaps taken with you on your travels, gifted to friends and family, or live awhile on your coffee table.

Humana Obscura was born out of the pandemic, and during these continued pandemic-riddled months, I’ve sought refuge and escape in nature time and time again. I hope this issue inspires you to get outside, take notice of the world around you and your relationship to it, cherish our wild places, perhaps reflect on it–in writing, by painting it, or by taking a photo of it–or just allow yourself to be truly present in it.

Happy reading,

Bri Bruce

Founding Editor-in-Chief


Bri Bruce (writing under the name B. L. Bruce)  is an award-winning poet and Pushcart Prize nominee once deemed the “heiress of Mary Oliver.” With a bachelor’s degree in literature and creative writing from the University of California at Santa Cruz, her work has appeared in dozens of anthologies and literary publications. A recipient of the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize and the PushPen Press Pendant Prize for Poetry, she is the author of four books: The Weight of Snow, 28 Days of Solitude, The Starling’s Song, and Measures. In addition to writing, Bruce is a painter and photographer. Follow her on Twitter @the_poesis and on Instagram @thepoesis.

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