Poetry. "The poems in Tony Brewer's HOMUNCULUS are by turns culturally critical, nimble, wily and a little dangerous in the old school punk rock sense. These are the back-alley poems, the outskirts-scholar-in-the-lab poems, the ones that hang around at the edges of the party, sometimes sneering, sometimes drinking too much (or too little), sometimes falling apart in a totally human way. Don't try and comfort them—they don't need you feeling sorry. They need you as a part of their community spirit—weird and dark and wiry. Think d.a. levy or Gregory Corso in the 21st century—observant, irreverent, and forthright with awe. HOMUNCULUS is wide-eyed and totally concussive—a concentrated, alchemical, poetry bomb!"—Matt Hart
Tony Brewer is a poet, event producer, voice actor, and live sound effects artist from Bloomington, Indiana. He is executive director of the Spoken Word Stage at the 4th Street Arts Festival, one-third of the poetry performance group Reservoir Dogwoods, and a book compositor at Indiana University Press. He is a literary consultant, sound effects artist, and regular voice for Cricket's Bone Caravan audio theatre, which has won awards from the Kansas City HEAR Now Audio Fiction and Arts Festival and the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists. His latest book of poetry is HOMUNCULUS (Dos Madres Press, 2019). His previous books include Hot Type Cold Read (Chatter House Press, 2013), Little Glove in a Big Hand (Plan B Press, 2010), and The Great American Scapegoat (self-published, 2006). Tony's work has also appeared in the anthologies Writers Resist: Hoosier Writers Unite (Chatter House Press, 2017) and And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2011).
Author City: BLOOMINGTON, IN USA