Brian Kenneth Swain

Poet

2422 Netherwood Court
Pearland, TX 77584
Phone: 
713-436-2714

Author's Bio

Brian Kenneth Swain is author of the novels World Hunger, Alone in the Light, and Sistina. He also writes short stories and poetry, and has been a featured poet at the Poetry Society of Texas, Houston Poetry Fest (three-time juried poet), Austin International Poetry Festival (juried poet), InPrint, Barnes & Noble, and Borders, as well as on Pacifica and NPR radio. He is author of the poetry collections Secret Places and My America, and his work has appeared in Di-Verse-ity, Ampersand, Bayou Review, Edgar Literary Magazine, Free Press Houston, Mutabilis Press, Pebble Lake Review, Spikey Palm, and The Texas Poetry Calendar. He is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee.

Brian is an engineer and businessperson whose professional career spans twenty-three years, including having worked for Bell Laboratories and McKinsey & Company. He holds an MSEE from Columbia University and an MBA from The Wharton School. He grew up in Brunswick, Maine.

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Di-verse-city (Austin International Poetry Festival Anthology, 2007)
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Houston Poetry Fest Anthology (Houston Poetry Festival, 2007)
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Houston Poetry Fest Anthology (Houston Poetry Festival, 2006)
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Houston Poetry Fest Anthology (Houston Poetry Festival, 2004)
Journals:
Edgar Literary Magazine
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Texas Poetry Calendar
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The Bayou Review
Prizes won: 

2-time Pushcart Prize nominee

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Homer and Langley by E. L. Doctorow

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Bath
Raised in: 
Brunswick, ME
Maine
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Last update: Oct 28, 2009