NEW RELEASE from Award-Winning Author B.L.Bruce “28 Days of Solitude” NOW AVAILABLE

ISBN (trade paperback): 978-0-9914503-4-3 ISBN (eBook): 978-0-9914503-3-6 Publication date: August 1, 2015 104 pages Black Swift Press B.L.BRUCE is a writer, graphic designer, and publisher from Santa Cruz, California. She holds a bachelor’s degree in literature and creative writing from UC Santa Cruz. Her work has appeared in dozens of anthologies, magazines, and literary publications, including The Sun [...]

“Forbearance” published in issue 30 of Damselfly Press

Below is an excerpt from my latest publication in Damselfly Press‘s issue 30 My poem titled “Forbearance” is set to appear in my next collection, The Starling’s Song (Black Swift Press, 2015) FORBEARANCE When the morning is darkest we are roused by the birds in the plum tree. I pull him from the bed, beg him accompany me [...]

“Pulse” & “Forbearance” published in Issue 30 of Damselfly Press

Below is an excerpt from my latest publication in Damselfly Press's issue 30--my poem titled "Pulse" that is set to appear in my next collection, The Starling's Song (2015) PULSE Listen to the Poem Eating blue mussels from the perfect domes of their shells, you twist a slice of orange into the foam of your [...]

POETRY: B.L. Bruce’s ‘The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems’

The poems in The Weight of Snow are heartfelt, skillfully written, and keenly observed fragments of the natural world and our lives there. Bravo.- Gary Young, Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, Author, Literature ProfessorThe Weight of Snow: New & Selected PoemsB. L. BruceBlack Swift Press, 2014ISBN (eBook): 978-0-9914503-0-5ISBN (Trade Paperback): 978-0-9914503-1-2Paperback: $8.99eBook: $2.99In The [...]

CAPTURING CALIFORNIA’S COAST: SANTA CRUZ POET LAUNCHES DEBUT POETRY COLLECTION

“Alive with style and filled with beautiful, nostalgic imagery. Bruce’s free verse poetry is rich with detail, and her evocative language will stay with you long after reading this collection. Deeply introspective and profoundly insightful, each poem displays great thematic range and literary sensibility.” - J. Rodriguez, Film Producer and Artist  “Haunting and provocative while [...]