R. Bremner

Glen Ridge, NJ 07028

Author's Bio

R. Bremner has worked as a cab driver, a UPS truck unloader, a security guard, a computer programmer, and a vice-president at Citibank. He he has published in International Poetry Review, Inclement, Turbulence, Sanitarium, Title Waves, the Passaic Review, Poets Online, Every Writer’s Resource, the Red Wheelbarrow Anthology, Ancient Paths, the Society of Classical Poets, Yellow Chair Review, Oleander Review, Paterson Literary Review, Journal of Formal Poetry, the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Anthology, and the Mensa Bulletin. Despite a major stroke and a liver transplant, he keeps on writing, by the grace of God! His published books are Hungry Words (Alien Buddha Press), Absurd (Cajun Mutt Press), Chambers of a heart (New Feral Press), Ektomorphic (chapbook, Presa Press), Pencil Sketches (chapbook, Clare Songbirds Publications), and castles, wombs, armies, and pentecosts (Clare Songbirds Publications). Among his eBooks are Stories of Love and Hate, Poems for the Narrow, Dog Stories, and You are once again the stranger. Ron has thrice won Honorable Mention in the Allen Ginsberg Awards. He has traveled extensively, especially to Sri Lanka, birthplace of his wife. R. Bremner is a frequent reader at various poetry events and a member of the Montclair Write Group and the Red Wheelbarrow Poets.

Publications and Prizes

Chambers of a heart
(Feral Press, 2018)
, Ektomorphic
(Presa Press, 2018)
, Hungry Words
(Alien Buddha Press, 2018)
Ancient Paths, Crab Fat Magazine, Epigraph, Every Writer, Gone Lawn, In-flight Literary Magazine, International Poetry Review, Jerry Jazz Musician, Oleander Review, Panoply, Passaic Review, Paterson Literary Review, Peacock Journal, Poets Online, Pure Slush, Quail Bell, Shot Glass Journal, Society of Classical Poets, Spitball, The Gambler, The High Window, The Miscreant, Red Wheelbarrow, The Road Not Taken, Turbulence, Writers Tribe Review, Yellow Chair Review, Zombie Logic Review
Prizes Won: 
Poetry Super Highway Poet of the Week Nov 3-9, 2014; Honorable Mention in the Allen Ginsberg Award, 2016

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Confucian Odes by Confucius/Ezra Pound
LIPS, Vol. 28-29 by Laura Boss, editor
Homeslice by George Pereny
The Energy of Slaves by Leonard Cohen
Blue Chevies by Jim Klein
Favorite Books: 
Revenge of the Lawn, Liars in Love, The Sun Also Rises, Catcher in the Rye, Tender Is the Night, The Proteus Poems,Tamil Tales of Sri Lanka, Ariel, The Colossus, Ordinary Impalers
Favorite Authors: 
Richard Yates, Richard Brautigan, Frost, Plath, Gluck, Richard Paul, Laura Nyro, Cheran, Francesca Bremner, Raymond Sathyan Bremner, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Ed O'Connor, Keith Biesiada, Donald Fagan, Ian Anderson, Pete Brown, Keith Reid, Ken Nordine, Amy King, Anton Yakovlev, Peggy Vassallo

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Born in: 
Jersey City
Raised in: 
Lyndhurst, NJ
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Last updated: Jan 24, 2019