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Author: Brandon Shimoda

Brandon Shimoda was born in California. He is the author of THE ALPS (Flim Forum, 2008), O BON (Litmus Press, 2011), THE GIRL WITHOUT ARMS (Black Ocean, 2011), PORTUGUESE (Octopus Books, 2014), and EVENING ORACLE (Letter Machine Editions, 2015), which received the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and THE DESERT (The Song Cave, 2018). He also co-edited (with Thom Donovan) TO LOOK AT THE SEA IS TO BECOME WHAT ONE IS: AN ETEL ADNAN READER (Nightboat Books, 2014). He lives in the desert.

The Desert
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The Desert

The Song Cave

Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Brandon Shimoda's THE DESERT, a sequel to his William Carlos Williams Award-winning book EVENING ORACLE, guides us deep into, and then back out of, a rich yet desolate North American landscape. Divided into se...

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Evening Oracle

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Evening Oracle

Letter Machine Editions

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. In EVENING ORACLE, Brandon Shimoda encounters shadows, specters, and women—young and old, living and undead—and finds himself standing in a graveyard in the middle of a rice field in a town that no longer exists. EVENING...

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The Girl Without Arms
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The Girl Without Arms

Black Ocean

Poetry. THE GIRL WITHOUT ARMS is a figure in Japanese folklore—a young girl whose arms are lopped off by her father, and is left to die in the mountains. The father, at the behest of his evil wife—the girl's stepmother—lures the girl into the mounta...

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O Bon
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O Bon

Litmus Press

Poetry. "Shimoda's world is a hushed world—his book, a silent prayer, not to a god, but to life, the life of survivors—that one can whisper, can join the dead—that whisper turns into a ritualistic text, a celebration of witnessing, of the minute man...

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Portuguese
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Portuguese

Octopus Books

Poetry. The poems in PORTUGUESE began while Brandon rode city buses around Seattle, and were inspired by his fellow passengers—their voices and their minds, their faces and their bodies, their exuberances and infirmities, and the ways in which they ...

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