In Celebration of #PoetryMonth

2014 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST (POETRY CATEGORY) 2014 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS FINALIST (POETRY CATEGORY) 2014 SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FESTIVAL HONORABLE MENTION 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, Pushcart Prize winning [...]

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 HEIRESS OF MARY OLIVER” RETURNS WITH SECOND EDITION OF AWARD-WINNING COLLECTION THE WEIGHT OF SNOW

“THE HEIRESS OF MARY OLIVER” RETURNS WITH SECOND EDITION OF AWARD-WINNING COLLECTION THE WEIGHT OF SNOW

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA, June 1st, 2017—Author Bri Bruce (writing under the pen name B. L. Bruce) of Santa Cruz will release a second edition of her debut collection of poems The Weight of Snow: New & Selected Poems on June 1, 2017 as the fifth work of Black Swift Press’s assemblage.In the newly edited and [...]