Now offering writing critiques!

Are you struggling with a poem, trying to nail down its voice, or identify its deeper concerns? Maybe you’re just wondering how to tighten up the language, add image or texture?

If you’d like a practiced, careful eye on your work, please let me know! I’m excited to be joining Brooklyn Poets’ writer/mentor space, The Bridge, where I’m offering poetry critiques from one page all the way to a full manuscript.

The Bridge exists to connect budding writers with mentors who can help improve their craft, and I’d love to help you or anyone you know revise and improve any kind of poetry.

To request a critique, reach out to me on The Bridge—it’s super easy! First, make a quick account on the site, and then search for yours truly (if you’re signed in already, clicking here should bring you to me!) and select “Get Critiqued” on the right-hand side of my profile. From there it’s self-explanatory—simple as that!

I’m looking forward to reading your work!

—Brandon

Bridge

New Poem at The Shallow Ends

Endless gratitude to the wonderful Eloisa Amezcua, one of my favorite people in the literary community and always a champion of others’ work, who was kind enough to include my poem, “A Quiver Of,” in this week’s edition of The Shallow Ends.

It’s an odd, unusual poem for me, that gave me permission to create a static form and then work within that form’s framework for effect and transitive meaning. It was a lot of fun to put together, and I’m so glad Eloisa has included it in a journal that so routinely features stunning work. Hope you enjoy it as well!

TSE

New poem at Waxwing: T-Rex Mask

Thrilled to share a new poem of mine, “T-Rex Mask,” which has been published at one of my favorite online publications, Waxwing. Many thanks to Justin Bigos, Erin Stalcup, and Todd Kaneko for their support and for including me in their wonderful journal.

Waxwing is always packed with stunning writing, and looking at the table of contents–Michael Bazzett, Kelli Russell Agodon, sam sax, Patty Paine!–this one appears to be no different. Digging in in 3, 2, 1…