Letter from the Editor: Humana Obscura’s Inaugural Issue

On the release of the inaugural issue of Humana Obscura, a new bi-annual independent literary magazine, founding editor-in-chief Bri Bruce shares the origin and mission of the publication, and what she hopes it will achieve in future issues. Humana Obscura was born to capture, curate, and share the experience of others and their relationship to [...]

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Humana Obscura is now accepting submissions of poetry, prose, and art for its inaugural Fall/Winter issue! While we are open to style, we’re looking for work that is nuanced, honest, raw, and imagistic with strong elements of the natural world or the human-nature relationship. We are an independent, bi-annual online literary magazine that seeks to [...]

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.

“The Starling’s Song” Now Available for Pre-Order

The Starling's Song is now available for pre-order from Amazon & Kindle eBooks! In a similar vein as her award-winning book, The Weight of Snow, Bruce’s newest collection of poetry explores the themes of love, loss, and nature, both human and not. Written in its entirety during a twenty-eight day stay in a remote cabin in [...]

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 [...]

NEW RELEASE from Nationally Award Winning Author M. Reed McCall: ‘Moose Tracks on the Road to Heaven’

"Intensely moving and beautifully written, Moose Tracks on the Road to Heaven will open your heart and stay with you long after the last page is turned." USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean "An engaging and entertaining exploration of a large family's life in a small town...McCall's fluid writing, eye for detail, appreciation of rural life, and her ability to [...]

3 Awards for Poetry Collection “The Weight of Snow” by B.L.Bruce

2014 International Book Awards Finalist in the Poetry Category 2014 San Francisco Book Festival Honorable Mention, Poetry Category 2014 USA Best Book Awards "Poetry" Category Finalist Featured on the USA Book News's 2014 USA Best Book Awards Website  PAPERBACK AVAILABLE ON AMAZON  $8.99 eBOOK AVAILABLE ON AMAZON, GOOGLE PLAY, iTUNES, BARNES & NOBLE, OMNILIT, AND KOBO  $2.99 *      *     [...]

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 [...]