Drama. Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. In FAUN, Brandi George explores the sudden erasure of human and nonhuman populations from her hometown of Ovid, Michigan. Embodying various voices, forms, and media, a young girl named Lily undergoes a series of transformations guided by nymphs, flora, and fauna. A reworking of Ovid's Metamorphoses, FAUN also reflects on the themes of sexual violence that often occur in the mythic.
Brandi George grew up in Ovid, Michigan. Her first book of poetry, GOG (Black Lawrence Press, 2015), won the gold medal in the Florida Book Awards, and her second collection, FAUN (Plays Inverse, 2019), is a play in verse. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Gulf Coast, Prairie Schooner, Best New Poets 2010, Ninth Letter, Columbia Poetry Review, and The Iowa Review. She has been awarded residencies at Hambidge Center for the Arts and the Hill House ISLAND residency, and the Time & Place Award in France. She teaches writing at FSW in Fort Myers, Florida.Author City: FORT MYERS, FL USA