Call for Submissions of Poetry, Short Prose & Art

Call for Submissions of Poetry, Short Prose & Art

Humana Obscura is now accepting submissions of poetry, prose/short fiction, and art for its Spring/Summer 2021 issue! Submissions will remain open until end of February 2021. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR While we are open to style, we’re looking for work that is nuanced, raw, and imagistic with strong elements of the natural world or the [...]

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 [...]

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.

Nature/Adventure Documentary “The Devil’s Road: A Baja Adventure” to Stream at the Virtual Big Bear Film Festival

Nature/Adventure Documentary “The Devil’s Road: A Baja Adventure” to Stream at the Virtual Big Bear Film Festival

The nature/adventure documentary I helped create and produce, The Devil's Road, will be streaming for a limited time at the virtual Big Bear Film Festival from June 12 - July 12 as an Official Selection. Passes are now on sale. If you enjoy the film and would like to support it, please consider voting for it [...]

Poem “Tempest” Published in Canary #39, Winter 2017/18

TEMPEST Through the night the trees rocked to and from, boughs bucked and pitched against one another and I remember thinking it sounded like weeping. At first light I left the hilltop for the shadows of the canyon. The river was frenzied, filled with leaves and waves and mud. I stood for a time at [...]

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 Devil’s Road: A Baja Documentary,” Main Expedition, Day 39

“The Devil’s Road: A Baja Documentary,” Main Expedition, Day 39

Excerpt from The Devil's Road Main Expedition, Day 31 There is an acute and undeniable buzz in me--a palpable, electric thrumming. I'm keeping pace of it, all too aware of the nerves, an excitement I feel coursing through me right down to the tips of my fingers. And I know why. Though it's only been [...]