Monkey Ranch: Julie Bruck's new book of poetry
The latest book of poetry by Julie Bruck grabs your attention with the cover-art first.
There's a baby monkey in a dress and a big blue polka-dot ribbon on her head.
She looks smart - and human - and she's looking straight at us. Hmmm...
The collection of poems is called Monkey Ranch.
And it's filled with stories about the small dramas of everyday life - set against the big chaotic world.
The Globe and Mail calls Julie Bruck's prose poems "deceptively chatty" - and "poetically powerful."
Or as a fellow poet said: "she sees everything we do; she just seems to see it wiser."
Julie is a former Montrealler, now based in San Francisco. But she's back in town and in our studio this morning.
**Check out this link, if you're interested in the Trois Rivières poetry festival this weekend.