BRI BRUCE (B. L. Bruce) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in post-modern literature and creative writing from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and completed post-graduate studies with UC Berkeley’s professional editing program.
Currently an award-winning author, photographer, amateur filmmaker, publisher, and both a freelance and professional graphic designer, her work has appeared in dozens of anthologies, magazines, and literary publications, most notably The Sun Magazine, Tattoo Highway, Ampersand, Red Fez Entertainment, The Cossack, The Avocet Review, Atom Magazine, Northwind Magazine, The Soundings Review, The Monterey Poetry Review, and Third Wednesday. See a full list of my publications.
Bruce was named Featured Poet of Homebound Publications’ holiday issue of The Wayfarer (Vol. 2, Issue 4, Dec. 2013). Most recently, seven of her poems were selected to be included in Tayen Lane Publishing’s Poems from Conflicted Hearts alongside Poet Laureate Alice Shapiro, and she was the recipient of PushPen Press’s Pendant Prize for Poetry for her haiku series published in THREE with Poet Laureate Erica Goss. Bruce is the award-winning author of The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems, published February 2014 by Black Swift Press.
Her first work of prose, 28 Days of Solitude (Back Swift Press, August 2015), was written during her four-week residency in the remote forests of Northern California. The Starling’s Song is Bruce’s third published work, released April of 2016, and also written during this stay. Her fourth book is forthcoming in 2017.
Specializing in all things books and print and digital media, Bri’s professional work has given her the opportunity to work with authors, academics, non-profits, and small businesses, offering writing/editing, graphic design, publishing, and photography services.
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