New Poem “Mockingbird” by Poet B. L. Bruce Published in Visitant

New Poem “Mockingbird” by Poet B. L. Bruce Published in Visitant

MOCKINGBIRD As it often doesmoving by memory,your body finds mine, fitspuzzled into angles and curvesin those hushed hours—were it not for the mockingbirdscreaming into the moonlit,slate-grey sky. I envy you,your unbothered sleep.No torment. No great,stirring voicein your mindscreaming,screaming. c. B. L. BruceFirst published by VisitantFollow Bruce on Instagram @thepoesis and Twitter @the_poesis

Poem “Dark Star” Published in Emerge Literary Journal’s Issue 16

Poem “Dark Star” Published in Emerge Literary Journal’s Issue 16

DARK STAR I had not expected, mid-life,that already my shining yearswould be behind me, tradedfor more essential things:what it meansto have patience,to wage a war,how to endure. I remember clearer now:the smooth dunes,bare shoulders,my body feeling somehowless bound, belongingto me. You came outof the sea—salt on skin.In a particular way,your face openedbeneath the midday sky.Those [...]

POETRY REVIEWERS WANTED for Forthcoming and Third Collection, “Measures,” by Award-Winning Poet B. L. Bruce

In Measures, B. L. Bruce’s third collection of poetry, the author deftly explores grief, loss, the visual measures of time, and the nature of change in her celebrated, nuanced verse. In this latest collection featuring nearly sixty new poems—including works in new formats like micropoetry and American haiku—award-winning poet B. L. Bruce again echoes the [...]

Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California

Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California

"A captivating and visceral portrait of the California landscape by a talented cast of poets.” - Kirkus Reviews   Pleased to announce that two of my poems, "Feel" and "Tempest," were published in Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California poetry anthology from Scarlet Tanager Books. The collective contributions to this anthology come together to weave a braid of voices [...]

POETRY REVIEWERS WANTED for “The Starling’s Song” by B. L. Bruce

FREE eBook copy of award-winning author B. L. Bruce’s The Starling's Song (Black Swift Press, 2016) in exchange for an honest review! In a similar vein as her award-winning 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 [...]

NEW POETRY: ‘The Starling’s Song’ from Award-winning Author 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 [...]

“Salt” Published in Common Ground Review’s Fall/Winter Anthology

Poem "Salt" included in Common Ground Review's Volume 12 issue 2, Fall/Winter 2015 Anthology.    SALT There is a man at the far end of the garden, seated at a black wrought-iron table. Flecks of light move over his shoulders, passing between the narrow leaves of an olive tree. A gray cat waits nearby, shadowed [...]

“The Weight of Snow” Pre-Ordered by Barnes & Noble

I am so pleased to announce that my award-winning book "The Weight of Snow" was recently pre-ordered by Barnes & Noble Booksellers! 2014 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST 2014 SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FESTIVAL HONORABLE MENTION 2014 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS FINALIST “There is nothing to say that would be as lyrical and eloquent as this poet’s [...]

“28 Days of Solitude” NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

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 Magazine, Northwind Magazine, Soundings Review, and the Monterey Poetry Review. She was nominated for the Ina [...]