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Author: Brenda Iijima

Brenda Iijima is a poet, playwright, choreographer and visual artist. She is the author of nine books of poetry. Her recent work includes BIONIC COMMUNALITY (Roof Books, 2021), REMEMBERING ANIMALS (Nightboat Books, 2016), and UNTIMELY DEATH IS DRIVEN OUT BEYOND THE HORIZON (1913 Press, 2015). Her involvements occur at the intersections and mutations of genre, mode, receptivity, and field of study. Her current work engages submerged and occluded histories, other-than-human modes of expression and telluric awareness in all forms. Iijima is the founding editor-publisher of Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs. She lives in Brooklyn.

ANIMATE, INANIMATE AIMS
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ANIMATE, INANIMATE AIMS

Litmus Press

Poetry. Art. "Drawing the ANIMATE, INANIMATE AIM together, they settle into difference. With subtle contagion of body as structured text, titled ligatures in the midst, thick with emotional materiel, Brenda Iijima's work rhymes—off or near—sight as ...

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AROUND SEA
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AROUND SEA

O Books

POETRY. The poems uncovered in this book have neither outline nor shape. They originate a space where physiognomy intuits intensity. "Around sea's surround sound's me. It becomes me being sound being sea. Any/ me. We. Around Sea's surround sound's w...

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Bionic Communality
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Bionic Communality

Roof Books

Poetry. Environmental Studies. BIONIC COMMUNALITY demonstrates floral, faunal and mineral consciousness as a cacophonous, all-encompassing intensity of being together, collaboratively holding a space of lived histories and emergent matrixes of meani...

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Early Linoleum
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Early Linoleum

Counterpath Press

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. In a neural rush, EARLY LINOLEUM engages the propulsive flow of contemporaneous valences—psycho-geography meets in the force-field of biopolitical conditions. Poet activists congregate on the steps of the New York Public...

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If Not Metamorphic
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If Not Metamorphic

Ahsahta Press

Poetry. IF NOT METAMORPHIC uses the long form, frequently in choral antiphon, to ask what kind of pressures exert change—as in the title poem, where war and human cruelty have turned even the kelp murderous—and what exactly is changed: sometimes wor...

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Remembering Animals
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Remembering Animals

Nightboat Books

Poetry. This song cycle is a raw and mutating cry from within an ecological surround undergoing massive upheaval and duress. REMEMBERING ANIMALS chronicles the animal in all the complexity of such a categorization, revealing the ways in which bodies...

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SUBSISTENCE EQUIPMENT
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SUBSISTENCE EQUIPMENT

Faux Press

Poetry. "In Brenda Iijima's SUBSISTENCE EQUIPMENT the mirror wraps around the body like a form fitting garment and exudes the idiosyncratic fractality of its rebellious inhabitants. Efflorescent pulsations interrogate steel. Angular feet seek mischi...

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Untimely Death is Driven Out Beyond the Horizon
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Untimely Death is Driven Out Beyond the Horizon

1913 Press

Poetry. "Antigone enters. Pesticides, eco-cide, a guiding conversation with Leslie Scalapino and the beloved dead. The drone poem and the brain-body of the dancer. Brenda Iijima gets at the horror of our capitalist daily: the nation as prison-indust...

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