Poetry. ANGRY PENGUINS is Stefans's third full-length collection of poems and includes "The Overtures of Holograms: Poems by Roger Pellett" ("Punks of Diderot/ are smoking by the John/ door, aware of their historical deterrence;") and "Dawns of the B-Machine." The latter section includes "This Is Orson Welles" ("the abundance, the dancing, the cowardices, indices/ of a carnival described within its profusion"), "3rd Thoughts on the Tarmac," and "The Straw Camel," a long poem ("So I settled for some Andre Breton, a Corona Light, a guilty package of Gitanes, Katz's famous reuben, and a port-o-john").
Brian Kim Stefans teaches literature and new media studies at UCLA. His current projects include a theory of digital textuality based on his series Third Hand Plays written for the SFMoma blog, a tentative foray into Speculative Realist poetics, a historical anthology of Los Angeles poetry and Scavenged Luxury, an online "freeware" anthology of Los Angeles post-punk from roughly 1977-87. He lives in Hollywood.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA