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Julie Bruck is a Canadian writer and San Francisco resident. She is the author of four collections of poems from Brick Books: HOW TO AVOID HUGE SHIPS (2018), MONKEY RANCH (2012), THE END OF TRAVEL (1999), and THE WOMAN DOWNSTAIRS (1993). LA SINGERIE (2013), William S. Messier’s French translation of MONKEY RANCH, is available from Les Editions Triptyque. 
Her writing also appears in magazines and journals like The New Yorker, The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day, Plume, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Ms, Ploughshares, The Walrus, The Malahat Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Maisonneuve, Literary Mama, Numero Cinq, and others. Her poems have been widely anthologized, most recently in the last four volumes of THE BEST CANADIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH, as well as in recent PLUME POETRY anthologies.

Selected awards and fellowships include, Canada’s 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, The A.M. Klein Award for Poetry, 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 colleges and universities in Canada, and has been a resident faculty member at The Robert Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire. Since 2004, she has taught poetry workshops for The Writing Salon in San Francisco, as well as ongoing private workshops, and she works individually with poets on both groups of poems and larger manuscripts.   She has also taught at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA. In 2023, she was a mentor for the Writer's Union of Canada (TWUC).

Julie lives in San Francisco’s foggy Inner Sunset district with her husband,  writer Lewis Buzbee, and once in a while, their daughter Madeleine. 

You can reach Julie directly by e-mail:

Photo by Lewis Buzbee


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