Julie Bruck

Julie Bruck is the author of three books of poetry, Monkey Ranch (2012), The End of Travel (1999), and The Woman Downstairs (1993). Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, MS, Ploughshares, and The Walrus, among other publications, and new poems are forthcoming in Plume. Her awards include two Gold Canadian National Magazine Awards, the A.M. Klein Award, and the 2012 Governor General's Award for poetry. A long-time Montrealer, Julie lives in San Francisco with her husband, the writer Lewis Buzbee, their daughter, and two healthy fish.

Two Fish

Say you have two goldfish, pet-store

fishlets bought for 25-cents each, carried

home in a plastic bag and nurtured for years.

Let's say you clean the tank, place each fish

in its own half-filled Mason jar...