Brendan Constantine

Poet

Los Angeles, CA
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Author's Bio

Brendan Constantine is a poet based in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in many of the nation’s standards, including Best American Poetry, Tin House, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, and Poem-a-Day. His most recent collections are ‘Dementia, My Darling’ (2016) from Red Hen Press and ‘Bouncy Bounce’ (2018) a chapbook from Blue Horse Press. New work can be found or is forthcoming in Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Copper Nickel and Terminus.  He has received support 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, TED ED, numerous podcasts, and YouTube.  Brendan currently teaches at the Windward School and, since 2017, has been developing poetry workshops for people with Aphasia.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Bodies Built For Game (University of Nebraska Press, 2019)
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Best American Poetry (Simon & Schuster, 2018)
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Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond (Beyond Baroque, 2017)
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Villanelles (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012)
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Don't Blame The Ugly Mug (Tebot Bach, 2011)
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Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds (Columbia University Press, 2009)
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Beyond The Valley of The Contemporary Poets (Valley Contemporary Press, 2008)
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Living Dolls (Ink Pen Mutations, 2008)
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The Last American Valentine (Write Bloody Publishing, 2008)
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Carving In Bone (Moon Tide Press, 2007)
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Blue Arc West (Tebot Bach, 2006)
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The Underground Guide To Los Angeles (Manic D Press, 1999)
Books:
Dementia, My Darling (Red Hen Press, 2016)
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Calamity Joe (Red Hen Press, 2012)
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Birthday Girl with Possum (Write Bloody Publishing, 2011)
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Letters To Guns (Red Hen Press, 2009)
Chapbooks:
One Matador (Inevitable Press, 2000)
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Dante's Casino (Cassowary Press, 1999)
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Return To INKNOWEXACTLYWHATYOUMEANSVILLE (Inevitable Press, 1998)
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Antenna (Past Modern Press, 1997)
Journals: ,
Abalone Moon
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Abyss & Apex
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Art/Life Limited Editions
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Askew
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Askew Poetry
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Blue Satellite
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Cider Press Review
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Ducts Magazine
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Edgar Allan Poet
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Fogged Clarity
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Ghost Town
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Hotel Amerika
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In Focus
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Luvina
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Pank
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Pilgrimage
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Poetry Daily
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Poetry Magazine
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Pratik
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Runes: A Review of Poetry
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Speechless the Magazine
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Spot Lit(erary) Mag(azine)
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Talking River Review
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Terminus
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The Coachella Review
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Tin House
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Verse Wisconsin
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More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Born in: 
Los Angeles
Raised in: 
Los Angeles, CA
California
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Last update: Jun 24, 2020