Crossing the Burnside Bridge & Other Poems by Janice D. Rubin
Janice Rubin's newest book of poems, Crossing the Burnside Bridge & Other Poems, ends with the lines: Loss is a hallmark of identity. We don't have to reclaim everything. What comes before is a vivid collection of poems reclaiming memory, place, history, and love. This collection of poetry is an ode to growing up in Portland, living in Eugene and the Willamette Valley and a pandemic that's survived. The poems reveal a rich tapestry of personal history, direct and clear, a sense of empowerment and the confidence to feel deeply. Crossing the Burnside Bridge & Other Poems is a reflection of a life fully lived.
Cirque Press Author — Janice D. Rubin
Janice D. Rubin is a counselor and educator. She received her M.S. from the University of Oregon and her B.A. in English Literature. Her work has appeared in Third Wednesday, Literary & Arts Journal, San Pedro River Review, The Timberline Review, Red River Review, Cirque, a Literary
Journal for the North Pacific Rim, Tiger’s Eye Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, the Austin International Poetry Anthology, It Demands a Wildness of Me Poetry Anthology (Uttered Chaos
Press), and Pandemic Puzzle Poems Anthology (Blue Light Press) among others. She was nominated for the Pushcart Poetry Prize in 2008. In 2017, she was a finalist for the Blue Light Press Book Award. In 2019, her book Tin Coyote was nominated for the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry. She has taught at Oregon State University and Lane Community College. She's the author of Transcending Damnation Creek Trail & Other Poems (Flutter Press, 2010) and Tin Coyote
(Blue Light Press, 2018). Crossing the Burnside Bridge & Other Poems is her third collection of poetry.