Award-Winning Poetry Collection “The Weight of Snow” Coming September 1st from Smooth Stones Press

I'm elated to say that I recently signed a book deal for my debut poetry collection, "The Weight of Snow" with Smooth Stones Press!  It will be available September 1st in hardback, then on October 1st for paperback and eBook. In 2014, "The Weight of Snow" won finalist in the poetry category of both the [...]

“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 [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

Poet Laureate Gary Young Praises ‘The Weight of Snow’

The poems in The Weight of Snow are heartfelt, skillfully written, and keenly observed fragments of the natural world and our lives there. Bravo.  - Gary Young, Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County and Author of Pleasure, Braver Deeds, and No Other Life In The Weight of Snow, author B. L. Bruce explores the many plights of the [...]

POETRY: B.L. Bruce’s ‘The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems’

The poems in The Weight of Snow are heartfelt, skillfully written, and keenly observed fragments of the natural world and our lives there. Bravo.- Gary Young, Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, Author, Literature ProfessorThe Weight of Snow: New & Selected PoemsB. L. BruceBlack Swift Press, 2014ISBN (eBook): 978-0-9914503-0-5ISBN (Trade Paperback): 978-0-9914503-1-2Paperback: $8.99eBook: $2.99In The [...]

CAPTURING CALIFORNIA’S COAST: SANTA CRUZ POET LAUNCHES DEBUT POETRY COLLECTION

“Alive with style and filled with beautiful, nostalgic imagery. Bruce’s free verse poetry is rich with detail, and her evocative language will stay with you long after reading this collection. Deeply introspective and profoundly insightful, each poem displays great thematic range and literary sensibility.” - J. Rodriguez, Film Producer and Artist  “Haunting and provocative while [...]