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Brendan Constantine

Author's Bio

Brendan Constantine's work has appeared in FIELD, Ploughshares, Zyzzyva, Ninth Letter, Poetry Daily, ArtLife, and Hotel Amerika among other journals. His first book, Letters To Guns (2009 Red Hen Press), is now taught extensively in schools across the nation. His most recent collections are Birthday Girl With Possum (2011 Write Bloody Publishing) and Calamity Joe (2012 Red Hen Press). He has received grants and commissions from the Getty Museum, James Irvine Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. A popular performer, Brendan has presented his work to audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe, also appearing on NPR's “All Things Considered,” KPFK's “Inspiration House,” numerous podcasts, and YouTube. He teaches creative writing at the Windward School and adjunct professor at Antioch University. In addition, he regularly conducts workshops for hospitals, foster homes, & with the Alzhheimer’s Poetry Project.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Calamity Joe (Red Hen Press, 2012), Birthday Girl with Possum (Write Bloody Publishing, 2011), Letters To Guns (Red Hen Press, 2009)
Chapbooks:
One Matador (Inevitable Press, 2000), Dante's Casino (Cassowary Press, 1999), Return To INKNOWEXACTLYWHATYOUMEANSVILLE (Inevitable Press, 1998), Antenna (Past Modern Press, 1997)
Anthologies:
Villanelles (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012), Don't Blame The Ugly Mug (Tebot Bach, 2011), Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds (Columbia University Press, 2009), Beyond The Valley of The Contemporary Poets (Valley Contemporary Press, 2008), Living Dolls (Ink Pen Mutations, 2008), The Last American Valentine (Write Bloody Publishing, 2008), Carving In Bone (Moon Tide Press, 2007), Blue Arc West (Tebot Bach, 2006), The Underground Guide To Los Angeles (Manic D Press, 1999)
Journals:
2 River Review, Abalone Moon, Abyss & Apex, Art/Life Limited Editions, Askew, Askew Poetry, Beloit Poetry Journal, Blue Satellite, Bombay Gin, Booth , Boxcar Poetry Review, Chaparral, Cider Press Review, DASH Journal, Ducts Magazine, Field, Fogged Clarity, Ghost Town, Hotel Amerika, In Focus, Los Angeles Review, Luvina, Mosaic, Ninth Letter, Pank, Pilgrimage, Ploughshares, Poemeleon, Poetry Daily, Poetry Super Highway, Rattle, Redivider, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Salamander, Speechless the Magazine, Spot Lit(erary) Mag(azine), The Coachella Review, The Cortland Review, The Pinch, Verse Wisconsin, Zyzzyva

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Listing last updated: July 19, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Born in:
Los Angeles, CA
Raised in:
Los Angeles, CA

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