Julie Bruck has published three previous collections with Brick Books, most recently, Monkey Ranch, which received the Governor General's Award for Poetry in 2012. Recent work has appeared in The New Yorker, Best Canadian Poetry, The Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day, Plume, The Puritan, Hazlitt, and The Rusty Toque. A long-time Montrealer, she lives in San Francisco.
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The origin story of GG-winning author Julie Bruck's newest How to Avoid Huge Ships (Brick Books) begins with its title. Below, Julie tells us how a mysterious book with an underground following aka "The Worst Book Ever" became the title of her fourth collection.
Recently while waiting at the train station for my weekly commute from Toronto to London, I was engaged in a friendly chit-chat with a woman who might best be described as a “talker”... She told me all the train times from London to Toronto. She listed every snack they sold ... Read more
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Julie Bruck’s Governor General Award-winning Monkey Ranch is a rich, layered collection of poems that “sing and roil with everything complicated and joyous we human monkeys are” (C. Eady).
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