Poetry. Brandon Brown's FLOWERING MALL is not a translation of Baudelaire's Fleurs du Mal, but it does beautifully perform an alchemical revival of the punk spirit that is French Symbolism. The book reveals our world of gorgeous excess, surveillance, friendship and possibility.
Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA
Brandon Brown is from Kansas City, Missouri. His books include FLOWERING MALL (Roof Books, 2012), THE PERSIANS BY AESCHYLUS (Displaced Press, 2011), and THE POEMS OF GAIUS VALERIUS CATULLUS (Krupskaya, 2011). He is the author of several chapbooks, including Memoirs of My Nervous Illness (Cy Press, 2006), Wondrous Things I Have Seen (Mitzvah Chaps, 2010) and Your Mom's a Falconress and Other Poems (2010). Recent prose has appeared in Art Practical, and in 2010-11 he regularly blogged for Open Space, the blog of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
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