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 [...]

‘White Lilies’ from New Collection MEASURES

‘White Lilies’ from New Collection MEASURES

WHITE LILIES Love me, I ask of you.Press your mouth to mine,I want to say.The contours of our limbsare restless. We throw ourselves from the houseat sundown, wander down the hill,pass the milk-white folds of the liliesyawning and rising along the fence.I brush my body against theirs. At once, the murmur of rainsoundlike a stone [...]

‘The Starling’s Song’ from Award-Winning Poet B. L. Bruce

In a similar vein as her award-winning debut collection The Weight of Snow, Bruce’s newest compilation 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 the forests of Northern California, B. L. Bruce’s chapbook, The Starling’s Song, affirms [...]

“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 [...]

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 *      *     [...]

‘The Weight of Snow’ Wins 3rd Award – 2014 USA Best Book Awards “Poetry” Category Finalist

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 *      *     [...]

Poet Bri Bruce Named ‘The Worthy Heiress of Mary Oliver’ for Collection ‘The Weight of Snow’

2014 International Book Awards Finalist for Poetry 2014 San Francisco Book Festival Honorable Mention for Poetry Featured on the USA Book News’s 2014 USA Best Book Awards Website 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 of death, to [...]

‘The Weight of Snow’ Wins Finalist in the 2014 International Book Awards

The award-winning poetry collection The Weight of Snow has received both honorable mention at the 2014 San Francisco Book Festival and placed as a finalist in the 2014 International Book Awards in the poetry category. It has also been featured on USA Book News' 2014 Best Book Awards website. Check out the listing on the poetry page here. PAPERBACK AVAILABLE [...]