Julie Bruck Wins Canadian Governor General’s Award

Aluma Julie Bruck (poetry, ’86) has won the 2012 Canada Council for the Arts Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, for her collection Monkey Ranch (Brick Books, 2012).


Monkey Ranch by Julie Bruck leaps about the ordinary world with a deft detachment and flexible artistry – guiding us with its offbeat, caring and companionable sensibility. “There’s enough light to see by,” says Julie Bruck, even though the children turn their eyes away. This humane voice, quirky and patient, will see you through a world stripped of miracles.


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