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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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638 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks for following my blog, and it’s great to see someone else who’s done creative writing. I taught it for a few years at uni, more free than paid work ;). I also did some poetry readings, although not in a big way.
    Would be great to read your thoughts about the topic CW and/or general writer’s/author’s publishing/editing opinions :).

    Cheers
    Sascha

    1. Hi Sascha, thanks for stopping by. Well, my thoughts on the matter would be in line with your comment about teaching more for free than for pay. There really isn’t any money in the writing world unless you make it as a bestseller, of course. I think a lot of writers write simply because they can’t not write. It fulfills a creative need. At least that’s the case or me 🙂 I followed my heart when it came to studying literature and creative writing in college and I guess the same can be said of me today. Someone once told me that if we love what we do, we won’t ever have to work again!

      1. Can’t agree more with that :). Although right now it seems that some universities see the need of Creative Writing as a way to improve students’ academic writing and send some money there.

        I’m from Germany, so it’s even more difficult because of the Goethe genius problem we had. Still at my uni (where I taught CW in English, weird but true), something is moving in that direction, although it will take time…

        The line “can’t not write” is great, I think this was also the title of a topic an author used in a CW seminar (for academic teachers).

        Actually your site got me inspired to maybe write something about… well, writing, creative and whatever it is that makes people write or blog. So thanks for that :)!

      2. Happy I could spur some productivity for you 🙂 I can only hope that the world begins to realize how important creativity is and brings more focus on the arts. Best of luck to you!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I was over at Logos Books a couple of months ago and got a copy of your book, “The Weight of Snow.” I loved it. Looking forward to reading more of your work.

    1. Hi Andrew, thanks so much for your support! I really appreciate you seeking out my book. It would mean a ton to me if you were able to provide your feedback on Amazon to share with others and help promote my work.

      Cheers!

      1. I’ve put up a short review of this book on book Amazon and my Goodreads account. I am so glad I found your book – loved reading it.

  3. Hello Bri! I am glad you stopped by my blog. Motivation is hard to come by so when an actual author reads my posts, I am ecstatic. Thank you!

  4. Hello! Thank you so much for following my blog, I really appreciate it! Your “about” section is so inspiring to me because I also would like my work published in literary magazines.And as an emerging author, I am very excited to learn that you are an editor and publisher. Have a great day 🙂

  5. Thanks for stopping by and following..Your blog is much more than awesome and you yourself are an inspiration..I’m glad having come across such a wonderful blog…Thanks again.. 🙂

  6. It looks like we have many skills in common. We may have reached them on different paths, but it’s the expertise that matters. I sometimes need to contract out projects when I get overloaded. I am following your blog, as you so graciously followed me, so I know how to contact you in a jiffy. I’m sure you’ve experienced the phenomenon of how a written piece of media becomes RUSH once you hit the editing and publishing stage. It has been this way since the first scratched symbols on cave walls or in stone.

  7. Thanks for following my blog. After reading a few of your lovely poems, I just ordered The Weight of Snow. Looking forward to reading them.

  8. I am honored to be followed by someone so talented as you are. I hope to learn some copy writing, editing and formatting skills from you.

  9. Thanks for the follow Bri. I read some of the Weight of Snow, really lovely and evocative, a shame it’s out of print. I think you may live in a small piece of Heaven all the way over there on the West Coast. We’re on a smaller scale over here in the counties, but if you feel like a small taste of UK and a touch of escapism, I have a short story free on Kindle over the weekend, here’s the link – http://amzn.to/1GxG4x6 Please enjoy! (and any other Anglophiles out there reading this too).

  10. Hi Bri. Love your blog and what you’re doing for the WordPress blogging community. ❤
    I was recently nominated for the Unique Blogger Award, so I am passing along the nomination to you. If you are interested in participating and nominating other bloggers, you can read the rules here:
    https://colleenackerman.wordpress.com/2016/08/06/unique-blogger-award/
    Remember, you are not obligated to participate.
    Either way, keep blogging and have a wonderful day. 🙂

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