Brian Kenneth Swain

Poet

San Antonio, TX 78257
Phone: 
210-464-2412

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, My America, and Chicken Feet, the essay collection The Curious Habits of Man, and the short story collection The Book of Names. 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)
,
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
,
The Bayou Review
Prizes won: 

2-time Pushcart Prize nominee

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
David Mitchell William Faulkner Stephen King David Foster Wallace
What I'm reading now: 
Heaven and Hell by Bart Ehrman

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Bath, ME
Maine
Raised in: 
Brunswick, ME
Maine
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Last update: Jul 17, 2020