BlueInk Review: ‘Measures’ by B. L. Bruce

BlueInk Review: ‘Measures’ by B. L. Bruce

Measures B.L. Bruce Publisher: Black Swift Press Pages: 134 ISBN: 9781735707402Reviewed: March, 2021 BUY THE BOOK ON AMAZON Excerpt from BlueInk Review [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.Measures includes 58, mostly free verse poems with occasional haiku. Imagery from the natural world is often [...]

Review of ‘Measures’ from Clarion Reviews

Review of ‘Measures’ from Clarion Reviews

The poems of Measures embrace lyrical tendencies as they move through the seasons of a troubled relationship. Both absence and presence haunt the pages of b. l. bruce’s poetry collection, Measures. A one time lover and longed for friend adventures to the water, leaving their companion alone on the shore. Wrinkles appear as if grooved overnight, and the [...]

NEW RELEASE: Measures by B. L. Bruce (Poetry)

NEW RELEASE: Measures by B. L. Bruce (Poetry)

In February of 2014, my debut collection of poetry, The Weight of Snow, was published. Now, seven years later, my latest collection, Measures, is here. Now available on Amazon in print and eBook format. In Measures, B. L. Bruce’s third collection of poetry, the author deftly explores grief, loss, the visual measures of time, and [...]

COVER FEATURE: “How graphic designer Bri Bruce brings beauty to books” (Books & Buzz Magazine, June 2020)

COVER FEATURE: “How graphic designer Bri Bruce brings beauty to books” (Books & Buzz Magazine, June 2020)

I'm so excited to share that I was featured on the cover of this month's issue of Books & Buzz Magazine! In the feature article, I talk my shameless love for books, my history in design, and the current projects filling my days.

Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California

Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California

"A captivating and visceral portrait of the California landscape by a talented cast of poets.” - Kirkus Reviews   Pleased to announce that two of my poems, "Feel" and "Tempest," were published in Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California poetry anthology from Scarlet Tanager Books. The collective contributions to this anthology come together to weave a braid of voices [...]

New Poem “Yellow” in Honor of #NationalPoetryDay

YELLOW What I can’t forget is the sound of that yellow warbler. Up and up we climbed Wasatch Mountain, poolings of snow lingering in the shadowed valleys. In the quiet along the riverbank we did not speak. Cupping our hands, drinking the sweet alpine snowmelt, the wind slipped through poplars, and that warbler song echoed [...]

‘The Starling’s Song’ Wins Honorable Mention in the 2017 Pacific Rim Book Festival

‘The Starling’s Song’ Wins Honorable Mention in the 2017 Pacific Rim Book Festival

HOLLYWOOD, CA - July 24th, 2017 - Award-winning poet B. L. Bruce's third book, The Starling's Song, has received Honorable Mention in the poetry category of the 2017 Pacific Rim Book Festival, honoring the best books of the spring. This award will be added among others the author has received, including Finalist in the 2014 [...]

“THE HEIRESS OF MARY OLIVER” RETURNS WITH SECOND EDITION OF AWARD-WINNING COLLECTION THE WEIGHT OF SNOW

“THE HEIRESS OF MARY OLIVER” RETURNS WITH SECOND EDITION OF AWARD-WINNING COLLECTION THE WEIGHT OF SNOW

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA, June 1st, 2017—Author Bri Bruce (writing under the pen name B. L. Bruce) of Santa Cruz will release a second edition of her debut collection of poems The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems on June 1, 2017 as the fifth work of Black Swift Press’s assemblage.In the newly edited and [...]