“Eclipse” – Excerpt from “The Starling’s Song”

“Eclipse” – Excerpt from “The Starling’s Song”

ECLIPSE You awakened me long after midnight to watch the moon. Our heads rolled back, feeling so insignificant beneath the canvas of stars, infinite cosmos. We name the patterns together. The world seemed to still as the moon came into and then back out of shadow. The amber orb fell away from me. I crawled [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Excerpt from 2017 Pacific Rim Book Awards Honorable Mention in Poetry: “The Starling’s Song”

Excerpt from 2017 Pacific Rim Book Awards Honorable Mention in Poetry: “The Starling’s Song”

2017 PACIFIC RIM BOOK FESTIVAL AWARD RECIPIENT (POETRY CATEGORY) - HONORABLE MENTION 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 a remote cabin in the [...]

‘The Starling’s Song’ Wins Honorable Mention in the 2017 Pacific Rim Book Festival

‘The Starling’s Song’ Wins Honorable Mention in the 2017 Pacific Rim Book Festival

HOLLYWOOD, CA - July 24th, 2017 - Award-winning poet B. L. Bruce's third book, The Starling's Song, has received Honorable Mention in the poetry category of the 2017 Pacific Rim Book Festival, honoring the best books of the spring. This award will be added among others the author has received, including Finalist in the 2014 [...]

‘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 [...]