How a Poem Works: “Sex Next Door” by Julie Bruck

Brick Books logoAwhile back, I wrote a “how a poem works” essay about Julie Bruck’s poem “Sex Next Door” from her excellent book The End of Travel (Brick Books, 1999), and it’s now published as part of Brick Books Celebration of Canadian Poetry. You can go read it now!

I have all of Julie Bruck’s poetry collections; I’d already read Monkey Ranch twice before it was announced as the winner of the 2012 Governor General Award. Her poems are wonderful! I hope you enjoy the essay; please feel free to share the link and spread the news about the Celebration of Canadian Poetry project!

Published by Ruth Daniell

Ruth Daniell is a speech arts teacher, a book editor, and an award-winning writer. Her first full-length collection of poems is The Brightest Thing (Caitlin Press, 2019). She lives in Kelowna, BC, where is at work on her second collection of poems.

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