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cento for love April 3, 2014: written for a performance with Dohee Lee and Simon Pettet on March 28, 2014 Poetry is not for the passive. It is, as Mayakovsky knew, at its very heart tendentious. Even the love poem agitates the beloved to fall in love with the poet. Like the first time I ever heard “Crazy in Love” is the only time I’ll ever understand. Once [...] by

At Open Space: erica kaufman’s Continuous Present November 20, 2013: Up today at SFMOMA's Open Space On the Contemporary series (curated by Brandon Brown) is a piece by erica kaufman, "The Leaves Changed and I Didn’t Notice: 10 Jilted Starts." It is jilted, but beautifully so. Always starting with Gertrude Stein! Sounds right. More: 2. A first few thoughts on the contemporary: the government [...] by

BREAKING NEWS! Krupskaya Announces New Editors: Brandon Brown and Stephanie Young! October 18, 2013: From the Brown Couch, a quant coffeeshop in downtown Oakland, to the interwebs: Krupskaya Press is pleased to announce to the world that it has two new editors as of this year. They are-- *DRUMROLL PLEASE!* Stephanie Young and Brandon Brown! For the past eight years, Kevin Killian and Jocelyn Saidenberg have selected and edited [...] by

Frances Richard Gets Contemporary at Open Space September 24, 2013: Brandon Brown is editing a new feature over at SFMOMA's Open Space, ON THE CONTEMPORARY! For his first go, he's asked Frances Richard, author of Anarch (Futurepoem 2012), about, well, the contemporary. Might it be the poetry of Donald Rumsfeld? Eh, close! Writes Richard: Brenda said that when she goes with Code Pink to deliver petitions [...] by

Brandon Brown and Hannah Gamble Read at the Poetry Foundation July 8, 2013: Yes, part 3 of our Harriet summer reading series will feature Brandon Brown, coming all the way from Oakland, CA, and Hannah Gamble, one of our favorite Chicago poets. Come by 61 West Superior Street this Thursday. Our doors open at 6:30 and the reading starts at 7:00 on the d-o-t! See you there! by

Experience Unlimited at the East Bay Poetry Summit June 17, 2013: I told lots of people that I was going to write about the East Bay Poetry Summit for Harriet’s "Open Door" series. And each time, I followed it up with a confession: “It was so wonderful, I have no idea how to write about it. Everyone will just think I drank the Kool-Aid!” I hoped that with enough time, I’d get some critical distance [...] by

Deterritorializations: Nominal Problems April 12, 2013: [caption id="attachment_64951" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Ungraffiti in the Los Angeles River channel from the Broadway Street Bridge[/caption] Sometimes I think of everything animate (and, frankly, most things inanimate) as systems of motion. If we are healthy, there are close to a thousand species of bacteria and fungi on our skin, [...] by

Marie Buck’s Amazing Weapons Reviewed by Brandon Brown January 4, 2013: [caption id="attachment_59158" align="alignright" width="500"] Marie Buck’s Amazing Weapons[/caption] Brandon Brown has reviewed Marie Buck's new chapbook, Amazing Weapons, at Jacket2. We never tire of chapbooks. Besides hearing someone read in person, a chapbook is our favorite way to encounter new work. Scary Topiary Press, edited by [...] by

Translation and Revolt November 8, 2012: Since these are posts that are supposed to concern the craft of poetry, I suppose it's okay to commence with a very practical remark about how I typically start a piece of writing. Essentially, in that very moment of total oceanic openness, the moment all poets know as the maximally porous time of Aeolian Harpitude, Spicerian Martians knocking [...] by

Welcome to ‘Craft Work,’ Brandon Brown November 7, 2012: This month Brandon Brown will be writing for our "Craft Work" series. In case you don't know, Brandon Brown is the author of The Persians By Aeschylus, The Poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus, and Flowering Mall. In 2012, his debut play Charles Baudelaire the Vampire Slayer was staged at Small Press Traffic’s Poet’s Theater. He publishes [...] by