Julie Bruck 
               Poet and teacher     




Julie is the author of three collections of poems from Brick Books:

MONKEY RANCH (2012), THE END OF TRAVEL (1999), and THE WOMAN DOWNSTAIRS (1993). LA SINGERIE, William S. Messier’s French translation of MONKEY RANCH, was published in 2013, and is available from Les Editions Triptyque. A new collection is forthcoming in the fall of 2018.


Her work also appears in magazines and journals like The New Yorker, The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day, Plume, Ms, Ploughshares, The Walrus, The Malahat Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Maisonneuve, Literary Mama, Numero Cinq, and others. Her poems have also been widely anthologized, most recently in the last three volumes of THE BEST CANADIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH, as well as in recent and forthcoming anthologies published by PLUME.


Her awards and fellowships include, Canada’s 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, The A.M. Klein Award for Poetry, seven Pushcart Prize nominations, Gold Canadian National Magazine Awards (twice), a Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Award, as well as grants from The Canada Council for the Arts, and a Catherine Boettcher Fellowship from The MacDowell Colony. 


Montreal-born and raised, Julie has taught at several colleges and universities in Canada, and has been a resident faculty member at The Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire. Since 2005, she has taught poetry workshops for The Writing Salon in San Francisco’s Mission district as well as private workshops, worked individually with poets on both groups of poems and larger manuscripts, and tutored students at The University of San Francisco. This fall, she will also be teaching a class for Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA.


She lives in San Francisco’s foggy Inner Sunset district with her husband, the writer Lewis Buzbee, and their daughter Madeleine. 


You can reach Julie via Brick Books (www.brickbooks.ca) or directly by

e-mail, at primateranch@gmail.com.