Poetry. California Interest. Like the wavering foliage which inspired William Wordsworth's autobiographical epic, "America's Top 40 Countdown" is the catchy Beatrice of Brandon Brown's new book. Writing through the Top 40 pop songs on the chart of September 14, 2013, Brown's poems track the life of a song as it resounds through an organism. An organism who bathes, reads, writes, likes, fights, loves, hates, and fucks seems human; the soundtrack never stops.
Brandon Brown is the author of five books of poetry, most recently THE FOUR SEASONS (Wonder, 2018), THE GOOD LIFE (Big Lucks, 2016) and Top 40 (Roof Books, 2014) He is also the author of several chapbooks, and three collaborative volumes of Christmas poems with J. Gordon Faylor, most recently The Cloth Bag. Poems and prose have recently appeared in Art in America, Open Space, Fanzine, Art Practical, New American Writing, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and Best American Experimental Writing. Brown has an MFA from San Francisco State University. In 2015, he won a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 2018 was awarded the inaugural Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing. He is an editor at Krupskaya and occasionally publishes small press materials under the imprint OMG! He lives under the long shadow of little Albany Hill in El Cerrito, California.Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA