2014 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST (POETRY CATEGORY)
2014 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS FINALIST (POETRY CATEGORY)
2014 SAN FRANCISCO BOOK AWARDS FINALIST
THE WEIGHT OF SNOW: NEW & SELECTED POEMS
In The Weight of Snow, author B. L. Bruce explores the many plights of the human species, from the mysteries of the heart and the inescapability of death, to the depths of human emotion. Told from the perspective of a poetic naturalist, Bruce shares her appreciation of the wild, illuminating the profound in the mundane while chronicling the natural world as both an observer and as an irrefutable part of it. Her poems focus strongly on image and locality, conjuring the imaginations of readers and celebrating the beauty in the follies of the human condition and its capacity to grip the soul.
Three-time award winning author and Pushcart Prize nominee B. L. Bruce holds a bachelor’s degree in literature and creative writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her work has appeared in dozens of anthologies, magazines, and literary publications, including The Sun Magazine, Northwind Magazine, and The Soundings Review. Most recently the recipient of the Pushpen Press Poetry Prize, Bruce is the author of three books, The Weight of Snow, 28 Days of Solitude, and The Starling’s Song.
This second edition of her much praised debut collection The Weight of Snow was the 2014 International Book Awards poetry finalist and the 2014 USA Best Book Awards poetry finalist.