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“Hi” nominated for Best of the Net 2017

Thank you thank you to Flock and its editors (Grant Kittrell, April Gray Wilder, and Elise Burke) for believing in me and my poetry and supporting it and me; they’ve nominated my poem, “Hi,” which appeared online and in Flock print issue 18! They’re lovely folks and this is so greatly appreciated.

You can read (and hear!) the poem plus a lot more great stuff from Flock here!

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Two poems in the inaugural issue of Gold Wake Live

I’m thrilled to have two poems from a new project published in the very first issue of Gold Wake Live, the journal offshoot of the terrific book publisher Gold Wake Press.

The poems are titled “Push” and “Crowdfunded Poem,” and rub elbows with poems by some folks quite dear to me, including Hannah Stephenson, Amorak Huey, and Mary Biddinger, as well as some poets that are new to me but provided some truly wonderful work to set the tone for this new venture–poets I’ll be returning to, for sure.

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Hope you enjoy the poems! If you’re a poet yourself, GWL is reading year-round, so send them some of your own work!

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

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