POETRY: Excerpt from ‘The Weight of Snow’ (Black Swift Press, 2014)

CLIMBING NORTH MOUNTAIN IN SPRING Sonata of the mockingbirds from the high limbs of the poplar, the curtains shift; petals are loosened from the tangle of bougainvillea vine, are pulled to the earth in a brilliant snow of tangerine and magenta. I go north, the noise too unsettling, climb small Sugarloaf Mountain to wander through [...]

Poet Laureate Gary Young Praises ‘The Weight of Snow’

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 and Author of Pleasure, Braver Deeds, and No Other Life In The Weight of Snow, author B. L. Bruce explores the many plights of the [...]

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 [...]

“Clay” Included in Poems from Conflicted Hearts Anthology, Tayen Lane Publishing 2014

Along with six other works, the following poem titled "Clay" was accepted into Tayen Lane Publishing's Poems from Conflicted Hearts: An Anthology scheduled for release in March of 2014!CLAYI come knocking, find you in the garden looking not more than a child, eating the sweet petals of the guava blossoms,bending to sweep the stone pathway.You drift [...]

Excerpt from ‘The Weight of Snow: New and Selected Poems’ from Black Swift Press

The Weight of Snow is 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 new poem displays great thematic range and literary sensibility. I have no doubt that Bruce [...]

NEW RELEASE: ‘The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems’ (Black Swift Press, 2014) Available on Amazon

AVAILABLE ON AMAZON! The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems B. L. Bruce Black Swift Press, 2014 ISBN (eBook): 978-0-9914503-0-5 ISBN (Trade Paperback): 978-0-9914503-1-2 Paperback: $8.99 eBook: $2.99 In The Weight of Snow, author B. L. Bruce explores the many plights of the human species, from the mysteries of the heart and the inescapability [...]