In a recent interview with Brummet Media, poet Bri Bruce (writing under the name B. L. Bruce) talks her inspiration, process, and challenges. See the full interview here: https://consciousdiscussions.blogspot.com/2022/05/poet-interview.html Bri Bruce is a Pushcart Prize nominee and award-winning California poet. For those of you who are not familiar with that, Pushcart Prize is an American-based honorary literary award organization. With [...]
The Fall/Winter 2021 Issue of ‘Humana Obscura’ is OUT NOW!
The anticipated Fall/Winter 2021 issue, our third issue, of Humana Obscura is now available in print and online! This latest issue features work from 43 contributors from around the world. Issue #03 The Fall/Winter 2021 issue of Humana Obscura features work by 43 new, emerging, and established contributors, including Retura Claar, Derrick Breidenthal, Luke Levi, Bryan [...]
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!
Humana Obscura will be accepting submissions of nature/environment-themed poetry, prose, and art for its Fall/Winter 2021 issue until July 31st! 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 [...]
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 [...]
The Spring/Summer 2021 Issue of ‘Humana Obscura’ is OUT NOW!
It’s officially here! The long awaited Spring/Summer 2021 issue, our second issue, of Humana Obscura is now available! We are incredibly impressed by the quality of work in this beautiful issue, and sincerely welcome all of our contributors and new readers to this creative community we’ve built—and hope to continue to expand. Without your work, this [...]
Review of ‘Measures’ from Clarion Reviews
The poems of Measures embrace lyrical tendencies as they move through the seasons of a troubled relationship. Both absence and presence haunt the pages of b. l. bruce’s poetry collection, Measures. A one time lover and longed for friend adventures to the water, leaving their companion alone on the shore. Wrinkles appear as if grooved overnight, and the [...]
‘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 [...]
Book Trailer for B. L. Bruce’s New Poetry Collection ‘Measures’
https://vimeo.com/520042921 "As its poems tread through forests, over mountains, and along the water . . . Measures captivates." -- Clarion Reviews "[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. . . . Bruce's collection offers many accomplished and memorable moments." -- BlueInk Review [...]
Review of ‘Measures’ by B. L. Bruce from The Prairies Book Review
Luminous and piercing… Lyrical and reflective, award-winning Bruce’s latest, a collection of poems, micropoetry, and American haiku, offers a litany of ruminations on nature, love, and self. “Full Moon at Albion River” is a meditation on the wonders of nature. With her knack for creating intricate emotional textures, Bruce infuses mourning and grief with tangible [...]
NEW RELEASE: Measures by B. L. Bruce (Poetry)
In February of 2014, my debut collection of poetry, The Weight of Snow, was published. Now, seven years later, my latest collection, Measures, is here. Now available on Amazon in print and eBook format. In Measures, B. L. Bruce’s third collection of poetry, the author deftly explores grief, loss, the visual measures of time, and [...]